Dryopteris dilatata

(Broad buckler-fern)

Type
Fern
Edible?
No
Culinary Uses?
No
Native?
Yes
Naturally occurring on site?
Yes
Propagated Here?
No

Description

Elegant and delicate, this fern varies in colour from olive to a dark pine green. Ranges in height from 30-150cm. Grows in many areas across Lawson Park.

Maintenance

If native ferns in conspicuous places in the garden become brownish and tatty in mid summer, we now cut them right back which brings on a fresh flush of leaves that hold until the frosts.