2-3 Litre Pot
- Position: Full, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth rate: Average
- Hardiness: H6
- Eventual height: 1.5m
- Eventual spread: 1m
Dryopteris Barnesii, also known as ‘Basket Fern’ is a robust, male, upright growing, deciduous fern with its slightly ruffled appearing, mid-green, slender shuttlecock fronds. Ideal specimen for the woodland or shaded setting.
Looking After Your Dryopteris Barnesii
Generally pest and disease free, this easy to grow, non-invasive fern although moisture loving will tolerate drier conditions, planting in a humus rich soil. Late Autumn tidy by removing all the dead fronds and apply a generous mulch of well rotted garden compost to help protect the plant during the colder Winter months. Early Spring provide a sprinkle of bone meal or use a good quality general purpose fertiliser. Propagation or re-location should also be done during early Spring.