Broad Buckler Fern
Deciduous, Ferns, Semi-evergreen
This is one of the largest genera of ferns, with well over 100 species from many parts of the world. Use them in shade or woodland gardens, where their fronds contrast nicely with the foliage of other plants, especially large-leafed sorts such as hostas and hydrangeas.
Wood ferns grow best in rich soil with plenty of organic matter and regular moisture. They tolerate dry shade. As a rule, they are rather forgiving; a good choice for beginning gardeners. These plants are seldom bothered by deer or other pests.Dryopteris dilatata
From western and central Europe. Usually deciduous. Vigorous grower to 3–4 ft. high and wide, with rich green fronds that are broadly triangular. Stalks and midribs are covered in dark brown scales. Adaptable and easy to grow.
From Greece, Asia Minor. Grows to 2–8 in. tall, blooming in early spring. Blooms a bit later tha...
Best known of several selections is ‘Sulphureum’, 12–20 in. tall, with light yellow ...
From Europe. Leaves have no obvious stems. Elegant plant to 1 ft. tall and 1 1/2 ft. wide, blooming Ch...