Monday, April 25, 2016

I Adore {Kangaroo Paw Ferns}

I love the early greens of spring. I also love ferns. Ferns work so well in my yard due to long periods of shade.

One of the ferns that I have loved growing over the past few years is a variety called Kangaroo Paw Fern. The large fronds and snake-like root system make for a beautiful presentation.

I have had the two large ones on my front porch for over three years. I am quite lucky they have winterized well.

I also have several in pots around the garden.

About the Kangaroo Paw Fern:
Kangaroo Ferns, native to Australia and and some parts of New Zealand, are epiphyticevergreens with firm leathery fronds that are oddly shaped and vary in size. It’s an example of a rhizomatous fern. The Kangaroo Fern only grows to be about a foot tall but can spread out to 2-3 feet in width.  I really like how different this easy care plant is and think it looks very attractive in a hanging basket or set on a table in a pretty pot.

Kangaroo Paw Ferns, y'all!


  1. So beautiful Ron. I used to have some of those plants....LOL The ferns look fabulous and so lush. x

  2. What a beautiful variety of fern.
    In SOUTh Texas Kimberly and Macho ferns work well.
    Enjoyed visiting
    I am so glad you shared this at today's Garden Party!

    White Spray Paint

  3. I just inquired on your FB page. Too stupid to read the blog! These are just fabulous!!! I love them!

  4. Good morning, Ron! Love the green and lushness of the ferns on your front porch and garden. You have such a green thumb! Have a great day! xoxo

  5. I've never seen that one! Everything is just so lush where you are. I was telling my husband how beautiful your gardens are and he said, "Imagine living where they have that alluvial soil and the warm climate." Well that was a new word to me and now I've learned about your fern and the soil!

  6. Wow, your ferns look so healthy!!

  7. Ooh I love those! I can imagine with the moist warm environment you have there that the ferns do really well! I noticed your fox tail ferns have really gotten huge!

  8. Love ferns, but they dry out so fast here. You yard looks so lush and green!!

  9. Your plants look so happy, healthy and lush! And what a handsome porch.

  10. Beautiful ferns, Ron. I love ferns for my shade garden. Will try some of these.


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