Dryopteris filix-mas Barnesii

Dryopteris filix-mas Barnesii

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Dryopteris filix-mas Barnesii

Common Name

Male fern

What You get

You will recieve a fully rooted 1ltr pot.


Dryopteris filix-mas is one of our finest native ferns its large producing dramatic erect bright green fronds that are deciduous in winter. In time it will form multi-crowned clumps upto 90cm in height its one of the easiest ferns to grow in the UK. Will grow in sun or shade and can tolerate very dry soil once established.



Europe including Uk, North America and asia

Planting and care

Ferns generally prefer shade espacally in the hottest parts of the day and a moist position most shady garden borders are perfect. Ferns also grow well in woodland if the area you are planting is on the dry side or you are planting in summer make sure they are well watered untill they are established. You should not need to feed your ferns in the garden but a good mulch will help greatly.


Ferns will grow on most soils as long as your not at the extreme ends of the pH scale (on chalk ) if your garden is somewhere in between soil drainage is more important adding organic matter to help retain moisture in a sandy soil or to open up the structure of a clay soil to stop water logging a good mulch will also help and keep down weeds.


Great plants for the shady garden border, woodland planting creating a fernery or stumpery or as pot plants for a shady spot.