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Dryopteris pseudo-filix-mas
Dryopteris pseudo-filix-mas
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Dryopteris pseudo-filix-mas

Mexican Male Fern

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 9.030.430

Native to high mountains of Mexico, this forms an upright clump of triangular green fronds, getting quite large when happy. Continues to produce new fronds for the entire season. Prefers a rich, moist soil and winter mulching is recommended until plants are established. Cut back all of the old fronds to the base in late winter. Useful as a bold specimen fern in the shade garden, growing well with Hosta and other moisture loving plants.

Further details for
Dryopteris pseudo-filix-mas

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
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
   60-100 cm
   23-39 inches
   80-100 cm
   31-39 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.