Exposure
Part sun
Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Wet
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Foliage
Bloom Color
Foliage Plant
Attributes
Ground Cover
Fragrant
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Dryopteris cycadina (syn. atrata)

Shaggy Shield Fern, Black Wood Fern

Gold-green divided leaves with black scales hanging from the stems and rachises. Prefers wet soils and is semi-evergreen.

Height:

24-36 Inches

Spacing:

24-36" (61-91 cm)

Additional:

Prefers consistent soil moisture.

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

Dryopteris (dree-op'-te-ris)

Family: Polypodiaceae · Common Name: Autumn Fern

Prized for their lovely, delicate-looking triangular fronds, these ferns create luxurious clumps, provided they have ample moisture and partial to full shade. These ferns may be evergreen in warmer climates and provide year-round interest.

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