Dryopteris affinis Scaled Male Fern
Golden male Fern - 1 litre
Dryopteris affinis, the Golden male fern, is one of the most beautiful and adaptable of hardy ferns. Its bright golden-green unfurling fronds with contrasting warm brown stems shine out in the spring, maturing to rich green and remaining evergreen through all but the severest winters. An excellent background plant for shady places, but also more tolerant of sun and wind than most ferns and reasonably drought tolerant once established. A British native fern, most commonly seen in the West.
Height and spread 90cm by 90cm (3ft x 3ft), up to 1.5m (5ft) high in favourable conditions. Thrives in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil, preferably in partial shade. Cut old fronds down in late winter before new growth starts.
This plant has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
British nursery grown.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Dryopteris affinis|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Common name||Golden male Fern|
|Foliage colour||Green, Yellow|
|Plant type||Evergreen Ferns|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Time to maturity||5 - 10 years|
|Ultimate height||1.1m - 1.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.6m - 1m|