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Dryopteris

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

    Dryopteridaceae

    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.

    10.00 €
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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.

    7.00 €
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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.

    9.00 €
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  • Dryopteris ardechensis

    Family : Dryopteridaceae.

    Species from the Ardèche region of France. It is likely a fertile hybrid between D. affinis subsp. affinis and D. tyrrena. The fronds are in dense clumps, matt green. The pinnae are upward facing. It is easy to grow in any soil, in shade or light shade. It is drought tolerant. Evergreen. Height : 50/80cm. Hardiness : -18°C.

    5.00 €
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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.

    6.00 €
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  • Dryopteris championii

    Dryopteridaceae.

    Champion's wood fern.

    This refined fern displays upright, thick, broadly triangular, satiny green fronds. Late in spring, the crosiers, appear cloaked with silver white fuzz; then, the young fronds unfurl anise-green coloured. For acidic or neutral, humusy soils, well-drained in light shade. It is drought tolerant. Truly evergreen. Height : 60/90cm. Hardiness : -25°C.

    7.00 €
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  • Dryopteris clintoniana

    Dryopteridaceae.

    Clinton's wood fern.

    Fern native to the wet woodlands of the north-eastern USA and Canada. It is a fertile hybrid between D. goldiana and D. cristata. It is an elegant fern with bright green fronds, broadly triangular, pinnate-pinnatifid, semi-evergreen. Give it a moist and humusy soil in shade or light shade. Height : 70/100cm.  Hardiness : -25°C.

    9.00 €
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  • Dryopteris coreano-montana

    Family : Dryopteridaceae.

    Beautiful fern with a profuse foliage. The broad fronds are pale green in spring, and then darken, giving a contrast effect. Very strong, it adapts to any soil, in shade or half shade. Semi-evergreen. Height:60/80cm. Hardiness:-25°C.

    9.00 €
    Available In Cultivation