Fern Dixie Wood Fern

Dryopteris x Australis

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2017

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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.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 4-5'
Spacing: 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: Not Applicable
Accent: Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

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.