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PlantFiles: Beaded Wood Fern
Dryopteris bissetiana

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Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Dryopteris (dry-OP-ter-iss) (Info)
Species: bissetiana (bis-set-ee-AY-na) (Info)

Synonym:Dryopteris varia var. setosa

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Ferns

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From spores

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral macybee On Jun 22, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

The info on this fern says consistently moist soil.
I hardly, if ever water mine and they are doing just fine.
One of those Lazy Gardeners!

Neutral Cretaceous On Jun 10, 2007, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Native to Korea, Japan, and China.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Gadsden, Alabama
Chesterland, Ohio
Irving, Texas



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