Dryopteris affinisRef.: DRYOP 777
Origine : Europe and south western Asia.
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.
- Foliage : evergreen
- Height : over 90cm
- Soil type : any, acidic
- Site : streams or ponds banks, cool to moist woods, forest edge, dry to cool woods, mixed borders
- Exposure : shade
- Shape : upright
- Rhizome : cespituous (develops a large number of crowns over the years)
- Hardiness : down to -30°C (-22°F)