Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Shaggy Shield Fern
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Dryopteris
Item #: 1287
Zones: 5a to 8b
Height: 18" tall
(aka: Dryopteris atrata) Dryopteris cycadina is a medium-sized, semi-evergreen Chinese fern that is a distinctive addition to the woodland garden with its very dark-green, heavily textured foliage and black stipe (sort of like a petiole)...well, it's awfully hard to describe a fern, but this one is really nice. When it emerges in spring, all of the visitors comment on its beauty, then leave the nursery with several!