Dixie Wood Fern
Dryopteris x australis
Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||drye-OPP-ter-iss os-TRAY-liss|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing, upright habit; reaches 2 ft. wide, 4 ft. tall or taller.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Woodland Garden Plant|
Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil, with shelter from drying winter winds. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9