Dryopteris wallichianaRef.: DRYOP 264
Origin : Asia, south eastern Africa.
Family : Dryopteridaceae.
This large upright fern is one of the most magnificent garden ferns. The fronds are dark green, yellow green when they are young, on a stout erect rhizome. Rachises and stipes are cloaked with black or dark brown scales, producing beautiful contrasts in spring. Place it in a cool and humusy soil, chalky or alkaline, above all well-drained. Evergreen. Height : 90/150cm. Hardiness : -22°C.
- Foliage : evergreen
- Height : over 90cm
- Soil type : any, well drained
- Site : forest edge, dry to cool woods, mixed borders
- Exposure : shade
- Shape : upright
- Rhizome : erect
- Hardiness : down to -20°C (-4°F)