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Dryopteris stenolepis
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Dryopteris stenolepis

Chinese Lizard Fern

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Item #: 1688

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Taiwan

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


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Dryopteris stenolepis is a beautifully symmetrical deciduous 18" tall x 3' wide clumping fern that hails from streamside slopes at 2,000'-7,000' from India and Nepal and into southern China and Taiwan. Dryopteris stenolepis is one of the most elegant ferns that's strangely absent from gardens...similar to a fancier form of Dryopteris atrata. Dryopteris stenolepis has become one of our favorites in the entire garden.

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