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HARDY FERNS Dryopteris cycadina
Commonly known as Shaggy field fern
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Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Height - 60cm (24in)
Spread - 45cm (18in)
Fern - erect rhizome produces a shuttlecock of lance-shaped, pinnate, bright green fronds 45cm (18in) tall with green mid-ribs and attractive black hairs
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Full shade - sheltered site
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
Place of origin - northern India to China, Taiwan, Japan
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.
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