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Dyropteris Atra
I bought this last year. Google only comes up with fusco-atra. The fronds look very similar. Is this the same thing? It doesn't look suited to our climate if so. It has been beautifully green all winter but the fronds are now yellowing rather - does this happen in spring before any new ones appear? its so beautiful and I'm getting a bit worried. Hope you good friends can set my mind at rest.



Try looking under Dryopteris atrata. And yes, evergreen Dryopteris species often look a bit sick at this time of year, until new fronds grow up.

1 Apr, 2015


Dryopteris atra or atrata? There is Dryopteris atrata, semi evergreen, hardy in the UK, likes a shady damp spot.

1 Apr, 2015


Oops, posted together, Landgirl...

1 Apr, 2015


Thank you both. I'll add ta to the label!

1 Apr, 2015

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