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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
male fern 'Grandiceps Wills'
Dryopteris can be deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen ferns, with stout, erect or decumbent rhizomes and shuttlecock-like rosettes of lance-shaped to ovate, pinnately divided fronds
'Grandiceps Wills' is a robust semi-evergreen fern forming a mass of rosettes of arching, lance-shaped, bipinnatifid fronds with large branched terminal crests and small crests at the tips of the pinnae
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade with shelter; tolerant of more sun and wind than other species
Propagate by sowing spores as soon as ripe or by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Dead or damaged fronds may be removed as necessary
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free but moth larvae may feed on spores
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