Lanceleaf Grapefern (Lanceolatum)

The Lanceleaf Grapefern (Lanceolatum) is generally described as a perennial forb/herb. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring . Leaves are not retained year to year. The Lanceleaf Grapefern (Lanceolatum) has a moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate.

The Lanceleaf Grapefern (Lanceolatum) is not commonly available from nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by bare root, sprigs. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -33°F. has none tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Forb/herb
Growth Period Spring
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Moderate
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Physical Characteristics
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Rhizomatous
Drought Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Height When Mature 0.9
Vegetative Spread Slow
Flower Conspicuousness No
Seed Spread Rate None
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Sprigs
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature -33
Soil Depth for Roots 10
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 4.4–6 pH
Precipitation Range 32–32 inches/yr
Planting Density 1700–4800 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 10
Minimum Frost-Free Days 90 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database,
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA