Wood Fern - Dryopteris marginalis

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Dryopteris marginalis

Wood Fern
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  • »  Thrives on dry rocky sites
  • »  Drought tolerant
  • »  Year round interest

The leathery leaves of Dryopteris marginalis are a beautiful addition to the woodland garden and can form a lovely an easy to maintain groundcover. A sturdy east coast native, it forms a tidy clump that will not spread and is very tolerant of dry shade conditions once it has established. Marginal wood fern is often found in shaded crevices of rocky ledges and bluffs from Newfoundland to Georgia, west to Oklahoma and Minnesota.

Height
12 - 18 in
Spread
12 - 18 in
Zone
3 - 8
Categories
Perennial
Tags
Drought TolerantGround CoverLow MaintenanceNativeDeer ResistantFull Shade