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Dryopteris wallichiana

Wallich's Wood Fern

Item #: 285

Zones: 5a to 7b

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Asia, Mexico

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

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Considered one of the most beautiful garden ferns, this Asian/Mexican native has narrow, dark, glossy black green foliage, making a spectacular giant clump to 3' wide. As it is found in very high elevation areas, it prefers a site where a cool summer is possible. The semi-evergreen clump rarely forms offsets, so it is best used as a dramatic accent plant in the woodland garden.