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Dryopteris Filix Mas (Male Fern)

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Dryopteris filix mas (male fern)

Dryopteris Filix Mas (Male Fern)

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Position: partial shade
Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
Rate of growth: average
Hardiness: fully hardy A native, male fern found naturally in moist woodlands around the UK. This large, deciduous fern has feathery, green fronds which form a distinctive, shuttlecock shape and turn coppery in autumn. It makes a fine companion for shade-loving woodland plants, especially other ferns, and when its leaves die back, the space can be filled with early flowering spring bulbs such as snowdrops.Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. Cut back dead fronds in winter.




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