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The genus Dryopteris includes about 225 species and almost 80 hybrids, that come in many cultivars. The Dryopteris are distributed in the northern hemisphere. It is a very homogeneous, and some species are difficult to distinguish due to common ascendants. Most of the Dryopteris are easy to grow in our gardens, and contribute to their beauty, by their stature, their colours.

  • Dryopteris affinis


    Golden-scaled male fern.

    A magnificent native fern forming a strong clump. Fronds pinnate-pinnatifid, lance-shaped, glossy, dark green. In spring, the unfurling croziers cloaked with large ginger scales, are stunning. For cool spots, in acidic and humusy soils, and even chalky, in shade or light shade. Once established in the garden, it is drought tolerant. Evergreen. Height : 120cm. Width : 100cm. Hardiness : -30°C.

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  • Dryopteris affinis 'Angustata Crispata'

    Family : Dryopteridaceae.

    Syn. D. x complexa 'Stableri Crisped'.

    Evergreen fern with upright, narrow fronds, and slightly undulate pinnules. Interesting shape, well structured. For a cool soil, acidic or chalky in shade or medium shade. Drought tolerant. Dynamic growth. Height : 60/80cm. Hardiness : -30°C.

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  • Dryopteris affinis 'Crispa Gracilis'

    Family : Dryopteridaceae.

    Syn. : D. affinis 'Crispa Congesta'.

    Dwarf fern. The fronds are very congested and crisped, very dense. The young fronds are light green, maturing to forest green. Plant in a rock garden or in a pot, in a well-drained soil, in shade or medium shade. Evergreen. Height : 20/25cm. Hardiness : -25°C.

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  • Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata the King'

    Family : Dryopteridaceae

    King of the male ferns

    It differs from the species by its regularly crested pinnae and apex. Beautiful silhouette, grows in dense clump, in shade or light shade, in any soil. Drought tolerant. Evergreen. Height : 60/120cm. Hardiness : -30°C.

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  • Dryopteris affinis 'Pinderi'

    Family : Dryopteridaceae.

    An elegant and robust fern. It differs from the species by its much narrower fronds. For any soil in shade or light shade. It is drought tolerant. Evergreen. Height : 60/90cm. Hardiness : -30°C.

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  • Dryopteris buschiana

    Family : Dryopteridaceae.

    Bipinnate, glossy, golden green fronds, in flared clumps. Stipes and young croziers cloaked with golden scales. Suitable for any soil, even dry in shade or light shade. Evergreen. Height : 60cm. Hardiness : -25°C.

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  • Dryopteris carthusiana

    Family : Dryopteridaceae.

    Narrow buckler fern.

    This species forms an airy clump. The lamina is pale green and smooth. The long stipes bear sparse, uniformly tan scales. It is easy to grow and suitable for woods, banks, rocks, marshlands, acidic or alkaline soils, in shade. Deciduous. Height : 50/80cm. Hardiness : -35°C.

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