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Dryopteris wallichiana
Dryopteris wallichiana
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Dryopteris wallichiana

Wallich’s Wood Fern

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 9.030.500

This is a semi-evergreen fern, forming an upright clump of triangular green fronds, and becoming quite huge when happy. Black stems provide an interesting contrast to the green leaflets. New fiddleheads in spring are covered in maroon hairs. Prefers a rich, moist soil and winter mulching is recommended until plants are established. Performs best in areas with cool summers. Useful as a bold specimen fern in the shade garden, growing well with Hosta and other moisture loving plants. Any tired-looking leaves may be removed in the spring.

Further details for
Dryopteris wallichiana

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral 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
   60-120 cm
   23-47 inches
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.