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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 filix-mas 'Barnesii'

    Family : Dryopteridaceae

    The upright fronds are tall and narrow. Pinnae are spaced with undulate pinnules. These features give it a remarkable shape. It is drought tolerant. It grows in any soil, in shade or light shade. Semi-evergreen. Height : 90/120cm. Hardiness : -30°C.

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  • Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla'

    Family : Dryopteridaceae

    The fronds are bipinnate, dark green. The pinnules are narrowed and leathery. The fronds and  the pinnae have long fingered crests. It is drought tolerant. Plant in light shade or full sun, according to the region. Evergreen. Height and width : 50/70cm. Hardiness : -30°C.

    From 5.00 €
  • Dryopteris goldiana

    Family : Dryopteridaceae.

    Goldie's wood fern.

    One of the tallest and broadest hardy ferns. Arching fronds pinnate-pinnatifid, broad lance-shaped with long stipes. When the fronds are young, they are yellow-green and then more bluish-green. The rhizome is short creeping. For a moist, shady and sheltered spot, protected from the wind. Deciduous. Height : 1,20m. Hardiness : -30°C.

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  • Dryopteris lepidopoda

    Family : Dryopteridaceae.

    Sunset fern.

    Young fronds emerge salmon coloured, orange, pink, and when mature turn to a bright green. The erect rhizome, stipes and rachises are adorned with dark brown scales. The fronds are lance-shaped and glossy, Thick and evergreen. This beautiful fern grows in a chalky or acidic soil, well-drained in shade or light shade. Height : 60/80cm. Hardiness : -22°C.

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  • Dryopteris ludoviciana

    Family : Dryopteridaceae.

    Native to the chalky swamplands of  Louisiana. It is dimorphic. The steriles fronds are arching, glossy, dark green. The fertiles fronds are erect, taller, with reduced pinnae in the upper part. The rhizome is creeping. It needs moisture, chalky or acidic soils in light shade or shade. Semi-evergreen. Height : 60/120cm. Hardiness : -22°C.

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  • Dryopteris marginalis

    Family : Dryopteridaceae.

    It is a sturdy species, forming a flared cone  of airy fronds, matt golden green and then bluish green. Drought resistant, it enjoys any soil in shade. Evergreen. Height:60/80cm. Hardiness:-30°C.

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  • Dryopteris remota

    Family : Dryopteridaceae.

    Scaly buckler fern

     It is a fertile hybrid between D. affinis and D. expansa. A remarkable fern with its dense cluster of bright green fronds. It will grow in an average soil in light shade. Height : 90cm.  Hardiness : -30°C.

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  • Dryopteris scottii

    Family : Dryopteridaceae.

    The erect rhizome bears evergreen fronds, glossy, deep green, lanceolate, once-pinnate. The pinnae are lobate. The stipe is covered with black scales.It likes fresh and drained soil in shade. Height:60cm. Hardiness: -10°C/-12°C.

    From 7.00 €