Fern Dixie Wood Fern

Dryopteris x Australis

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 4-5' (Plant 4' apart)
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Not Applicable / Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Dixie Wood Fern provides a commanding presence in the shade garden. This fern has an erect habit with spectacular wide, dark green fronds on a wide clump. Makes a great groundcover. Native to US, semi-evergreen and sterile. An offspring of Log Fern and Southern Wood Fern. Clump forming.

Features to Note:

  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Fern General Information:

Ferns are perfect for the shade garden. Lacy fronds soften the texture of other go-to shade classics like Hosta, Astilbe and Tiarella. Always welcome in a naturalized setting, Ferns like a woodland setting with loamy soil with lots of leaf mold. Most are fine with acidity making them perfect near evergreens.

Fern Plant Care:

Prefers a moist, humus-rich soil. Allow foliage to remain over the winter to create a natural mulch. Clip off dead and damaged fronds in the spring. Rarely requires division, but if desired can be divided in spring or fall once large enough to have two or more crowns.

$14.95 ea.
(3+) $14.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: FEDW