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PlantFiles: Shaggy Shield Fern
Dryopteris cycadina

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Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Dryopteris (dry-OP-ter-iss) (Info)
Species: cycadina (sy-kad-EE-nuh) (Info)

Synonym:Dryopteris atrata

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

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

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 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)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
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:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral vyskol On Jul 9, 2011, vyskol from Brantford, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

Just purchased this fern. Tag on it says it's hardy to zone 4.

Positive ChrisZ5 On May 9, 2010, ChrisZ5 from Tracy, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

This fern has been in the ground for three years, and it has survived two winters with heavy snowfall and constant cold temps. It has spread a good 5 inches out from original plant, and looks very nice.

Regional...

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

Marietta, Georgia
Tracy, Iowa
Conway, South Carolina



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