dryopteris spinulosa (toothed wood fern, fancy fern / florist's fern / spinulose wood fern) native

Size: 1 gallon
  • narrow, lance-shaped, pale green fronds with finely cut leaflets
  • upright, clumping habit
  • good for swampy, low-lying, shady areas
  • spreads slowly by shallow, underground rhizomes
  • deciduous
  • non-flowering
  • zone 3
  • height 60-90cm
  • spread 30-45cm
  • dryopteris grow best in a moist soil, in partial to full shade
  • they need constant moisture and do not like to dry out
  • partial sun/shade, full shade
  • deer resistant
  • low maintenance
  • native to ontario
  • bog or water garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)