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Log fern

Dryopteris celsa

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This fern is a tall plant with foliage that looks good all summer long. Upright deep-green fronds are semi-evergreen but topple over in fall. May reach 3 feet.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsLooks great with most herbaceous plants.

CareGrow in moist soil and partial to full shade in a protected site.

PropagationSow spores at 59°F when ripe. Divide plants in spring or autumn.

ProblemsRust, leaf gall, and fungal spots can occur.

  • Genus : Dryopteris
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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