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Dryopteris × complexa ‘Robust’
Dryopteris × complexa ‘Robust’
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Dryopteris × complexa ‘Robust’

Robust Male Fern

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 9.030.260

A hybrid fern of British garden origin, this selection can form a very tall specimen in a rich, moist setting. Plants make strong clumps of large dark-green fronds, which arch gracefully under their own weight. Bold enough to use as a specimen, but also combines well with large Hosta and other shade lovers. Semi-evergreen in mild winter regions, but the old fronds should be trimmed off in spring. Mulch around the plants with dead leaves in the fall, to help conserve moisture in summer.

Further details for
Dryopteris × complexa ‘Robust’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate