Dryopteris decipiens

Deceptive Fern

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Item #: 4851

Zones: 6a to 8b, guessing

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: China, Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Dryopteris decipiens has rapidly become one of our favorite garden ferns. The 1' tall x 26" wide clump has 15" long evergreen fronds and is simply elegant in the garden, especially when the red-flushed new growth emerges in spring. Dryopteris decipiens hails from subtropical evergreen forests in South Central China and into Japan, but is much more winter hardy than its origins would indicate.