Lindheimer Shield Fern (Thelypteris kunthii var. lindheimeri)
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|groundcovers/ferns|height 12"|spread 12-18'|full sun to deep shade|
Lindheimer Shield Fern (Thelypteris kunthii var. lindheimeri) Lindheimer Shield Fern (Thelypteris kunthii var. lindheimeri)

Found along rocky limestone seeps, this Hill Country variety of the widespread Southern Shield Fern adds a classic touch to pond areas, shady yards and understory plantings. It differs from the "mother" form in that it is shorter in height, it stands 12" -- and is heavily rhizomatous. It is also capable of withstanding extreme drought by remaining dormant until the rains return.

Lindheimer Shield Fern is deer-resistant.


Drought hardy Texas native fern
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