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Dryopteris intermedia

Intermediate Wood Fern

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Item #: 8722

Zones: 3a to 8b

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

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


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.



Dryopteris intermedia is a wonderful North American native evergreen fern that can be found in mountainous regions from Canada south to Alabama. The 2' long fronds make an 18" tall x 3' wide clump that grows best in moist woodland locations, where it has a slight preference for alkaline soils. Research has shown Dryopteris intermedia to be overly promiscuous, having fathered offspring with at least eight other wood ferns...creating quite a taxonomic and legal tangle as you can imagine.