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Dryopteris affinis

Buckler fern

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Features

  • Growth HabitClump
  • Leaf ColourGold brown

Description

Dryopteris affinis (Buckler fern). A creeping fern from Europe and Asia.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Fern

Other common names

Golden shield fern, Fern

Origin

Europe and Asia

Interest and use

Some types form interesting, shuttle-cock like crowns.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will require shade and moist soil. Regularly remove fading fronds.

Propagation

You can propagate by spores in the summer or by division in the autumn or winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Moth larvae may feed on spores.

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