Wooden Surface

Dryopteris marginalis

Marginal wood fern adds lovely texture to any shaded perennial woodland garden. This mid-sized fern thrives in shade and rich, well-draining, humusy soils but is tolerant of other conditions as well.


The foliage of Marginal wood fern remains green thoroughout much of the winter. Wood ferns serve as host plants for the caterpillars of the the Marsh Fern Moth and the Conifer Swift Moth.


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Dryopteris marginalis (Marginal wood fern)

  • details

    SIZE:  2 quart pot  
    type: fern
    sun needs: part sun/part shade, shade
    water needs: average soil
    height: 1.5'-2'
    plant spacing: 1 per square foot
  • good plant companions

    woodland asters, false solomon's seal, may apple, trilliums, bloodroot, blue stemmed goldenrod

  • special notes

    deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)