Dryopteris wallichiana ‘Jurassic Gold’

(Jurassic Gold Alpine Wood Fern)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Dryopteris ‘Jurassic Gold’ is a unique fern that has an excellent spring foliage color. The young shoots are golden orange fading to bright golden-yellow and green. Compared to Dryopteris erythrosora (Autumn Fern), the new shoots of Jurassic Gold are bigger, bolder and richer in color. It’s fresh orange fronds brightens up shaded places in the garden or on the terrace.

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Easily grown in average, slightly acidic, medium to wet soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers consistently moist, humusy soils that are rich in organic matter. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. Site in locations sheltered from strong winds to protect the fronds. Plants slowly spread over time by short creeping rhizomes.

Additional information

Common Name

Jurassic Gold Alpine Wood Fern

Botanical Name

Dryopteris wallichiana 'Jurassic Gold'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade


1 to 2 ft.


1 to 2 ft.

Soil Condition

High in Organic Matter

Water Needs

Average to moist



Foliage Color

Green with golden orange new growth

Deer Resistant


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