Dryopteris labordei

(Fern, Gold Mist Wood)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Dryopteris labordei, the Golden Mist wood fern, is an Australian discovery of what has also been classified as Dryopteris indusiata. Totally unusual orange/salmon new fronds distinguish this choice selection. Like many ferns with colorful new growth the foliage will eventually become a rich and vivid green at maturity. The lower pinnae have downward pointing pinnules giving the entire triangular frond a dagger like appearance. Evergreen with a broad habit ?Golden Mist? is not particular about soils and will reach 18 to maybe 24 inches in light shade. It is new on the market but has been successfully tested in Zones 5-8.

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Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers fertile, moist, humusy loams that are rich in organic matter. Best with consistent moisture. Soils should not be allowed to dry out. Site in locations protected from strong winds to prevent damage to the fronds. Tolerant of high humidity. Fronds are evergreen to semi-evergreen in mild winter areas. Where deciduous, the old fronds should be cut off in late winter prior to the emergence of the new growth. Propagate by division or spores.

Additional information

Common Name

Fern, Gold Mist Wood

Botanical Name

Dryopteris labordei


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade


to 2 ft.


to 2 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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