Fern Dryopteris 'filix mas'
Clump forming New England native that will tolerate some sun, especially if the soil is moist. Drought tolerant in shady areas. Male Fern will form a large colony, or you can divide it regularly to maintain the symmetry of a specimen. Creeps moderately.
Wood ferns have more garden-worthy species than any other fern genus and a few are native here in New England. They are vigorous, rugged ferns that do best in rich, moist woodland soil.
Ferns’ fine feathery textures make them the ultimate shade foliage plant. Most do best with even moisture and part shade. Ferns either creep with underground rhizomes or stay in a cluster – see note for each variety.
One of our New England Woodlanders: perennials that are native to New England, nursery propagated, but never collected from the wild; grown in New Hampshire.
Native to the United States.
- Botanical Name
- Fern Dryopteris 'filix mas'
- Common Name
- Male Fern
- Hardy to Zone
- Part Shade/Shade