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Re: Fern garden...

Message from mike keep

In forum: New to gardening

Polystichum x Dycei is a wonderful adaptable fern that will cope with these conditions with ease. Fully evergreen glossy deep green foliage, growing to four foot or so and very easy to grow (dig a small hole, plant, water....and that's it!) make this a choice plant for most conditions. For a little colour, Dryopteris erythrosora will grow well there. It is evergreen (well evercolourful is more accurate as the young fronds are rose/orange maturing to deep green then to yellow green through the winter and early spring). Any Dryopteris affinis or Dryopteris filix-mas species or cultivar will also look great and will offer variety with frond shape and length.

  • Posted: Mon. 14th January 2013 20:03

Dryopteris filix-mas

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Dryopteris filix-mas

It is the native fern most widely found in gardens. Unlike many ferns, they can tolerate drier conditions and well-drained sandy soils.
The rhizomes can be useful hibernating sites for small creatures over the winter. Some ground beetles may be found in the foliage litter and ladybirds may shelter among the fronds. The small angle shades moth is associated with this fern in the wild.

  • Posted: Sat. 6th June 2009 10:42