Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Torn Wood Fern
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Dryopteris
Item #: 5956
Zones: 7a to 8b, guessing
Height: 15" tall
Origin: China, India, Nepal, Taiwan
(aka: Dryopteris juxtaposita) Dryopteris sublacera is a rarely cultivated high elevation (6,000'-10,000') Himalayan native fern that's made a wonderful 15" tall x 3' wide specimen in our woodland garden. The outward-arching, 2' long, evergreen, light green fronds compose the clump which resembles a larger version of our US native Dryopteris marginalis. Our offering represents a 2003 Hans Hansen Chinese spore collection (03CH107). A mass of Dryopteris sublacera in the woodland garden forms a splendid backdrop for smaller hostas.