Feathery fronds produce shuttlecocks in most species with kidney-shaped clusters of sporangia.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsGreat ferny foliage with visible sori. A great foil for other plants. Many species are native to North America.
CareGrow in moist shade in a sheltered site. D. affinis and cultivars will tolerate more sun.
PropagationSow spores at 59°F degrees when ripe. Divide plants in spring or autumn.
ProblemsRust, leaf gall, and fungal spore can occur.