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Dryopteris munchii
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Dryopteris munchii

Mexican Snack Fern

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Item #: 5046

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Mexico

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

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We have been unable to determine the proper immigration status of Dryopteris munchii, but since it has now had babies in the US, this native of 6,500'-8,500' in southern Mexico is in our garden to stay. The arching 2' fronds make a superb 3' wide evergreen specimen clump in the woodland garden. While we grow over 1,000 different ferns, Dryopteris munchii has certainly become one of our favorites. Despite its common name, Dryopteris munchii is still deer-resistant.