Plants: Dryopteris cycadina - shaggy shield fern

20.04. 2008 20:44:45 (Milan Havlis)
Topic: Plants / Ferns

Dryopteris cycadina - shaggy shield fern

Shaggy shield fern is a lovely fern with geometrically regular architecture. Individual leaflets are deep green and glossy, composed around a nearly black stem. The fronds are mostly upright making an attractive specimen plant beneath tree canopies. It is hardy to about -30°C. Cut off all leaves in spring to encourage new growths. It needs light shade or shade, acid, moist but well-drained soil.

Synonym: Dryopteris atrata
Milan Havlis, Specializované zahradnictví
Chlumec 23, 382 32 Velešín, Czech republic