Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Chinese Lizard Fern
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Dryopteris
Item #: 1688
Zones: 7b to 9b, at least
Height: 18" tall
Origin: Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Taiwan
Dryopteris stenolepis is a beautifully symmetrical evergreen 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.