Dryopteris Wallichiana. 3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full shade, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 0.9 – 1.1m
- Eventual Spread: 1 – 1.5m
Dryopteris Wallichiana, also known as ‘Alpine Wood Fern’, holder of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a clump forming, deciduous or semi-evergreen fern, bearing yellow/green fronds when young and with black and brown scales on the stalks. A low maintenance plant, ideal for under planting shrubs within the border.
Looking After Your Dryopteris Wallichiana
Generally pest and disease free, this robust fern is moisture and shade loving although will tolerate drier conditions, but be sure to provide a good mulch in the early Spring to help retain any moisture. Late Autumn remove all dead or damaged fronds and mulch well with a well rotted garden compost. Early Spring is an ideal time to propagate by division or re-locate to a new site, at the same time using bone meal or a good quality general purpose fertiliser.