• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly- to maintain constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clumping 2 ft. wide, with an upright habit to 4 ft. or more tall.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden
    Blooms:
    Does not flower
  • Detail
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Clumping 2 ft. wide, with an upright habit to 4 ft. or more tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Does not flower
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Columbine (Aquilegia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed periodically during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly- to maintain constantly moist soil.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Dryopteris x australis is a natural hybrid of D. celsa x ludoviciana, often found in wild populations from Louisiana to Virginia.