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Dryopteris intermedia

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Description

Easy to grow; prefers moist, shady sites but will tolerate dryish sites; crown forming; does not spread.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#wet sites#mounding#dry soil tolerant#native garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#wet sites#mounding#dry soil tolerant#native garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dryopteris
    Species:
    intermedia
    Family:
    Dryopteridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Distribution:
    Eastern United States
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Fronds
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Deeply dissected blades arranged in circular cluster; blade is oval to narrowly triangular, bippinnate pinnatified to tripinnate and thin textured; minute glands on blade; first lower pinnule on basal pinna is shorter than the second; stipe has light brown scales and is one fourth to one third the frond length
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Near Septic
    Small Space
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Dry Soil
    Wet Soil