Growing guide

How to grow dryopteris

Low-maintenance and tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, dryopteris complement plant combination for shade. From small specimens grown in walls or containers to the larger specimens over a meter (yard) tall, there’s room for dryopteris in every garden.

Quick facts

  • Easy to grow
  • Ideal for shady sites
  • Great spring interest from unfurling leaves
  • Water well while plants establish
  • Established plants are often tolerant of dry soils
  • Great to mix with other woodland plants and bulbs
  • Propagated by dividing clumps or through growing spores

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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