Dryopteris x complexa

(Fern, Robust Male)


$12.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Dryopteris x complexa is commonly called the robust male fern and robust it is. Specimens can readily reach five feet in height with an equal spread. Since it is also evergreen it makes an excellent plant for screening. A fertile hybrid between Dryopteris affinis (golden scaled male fern) and Dryopteris filix-mas (the male fern) it brings the glorious golden trimmed scaly fronds of its D. affinis parent to the spring garden. Once established it is also quite drought tolerant. Give this excellent specimen a wide space for admiration in Zones 4

Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils that are rich in organic matter. Likes sun-dappled conditions. Surprisingly drought tolerant once established. Site in locations protected from strong winds to prevent damage to the fronds.

Additional information

Common Name

Fern, Robust Male

Botanical Name

Dryopteris x complexa

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Height

to 4 ft.

Width

to 4 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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