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Male Fern

Dryopteris filix-mas

Standard green fern with feather-like foliage.

A beautiful and easy woodland fern, native across the Northern Hemisphere. The large light-green triangular fronds form a good-sized clump with a well behaved, non-spreading habit. Well suited to use in any moist, shady situation. Combines well in the garden with Hosta and most other shade-loving perennials. Also useful in tubs or mixed containers. Deciduous, remove old fronds in late fall or spring. Mulch around the plants with dead leaves in the fall, to help conserve moisture in summer.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Foliage plant all season

Mature Height:

23-35 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Sun,Full Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 60-70° F to flush fronds, once fully open drop temperature to 58-63° F. Provide 50% shade, keep evenly moist and never allow to completely dry out. Water early so fronds dry before nightfall. Fertilize sparingly. Plants generally finish in 6-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining soil keeping crown of the plant at the same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in humus-rich soil in partial shade to shade. Perfect for the woodland garden.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.