Dryopteris marginalis

Leatherwood Fern

USDA Hardiness Zone 5

A very hardy, dependable evergreen fern.
Features leathery textured, upright fronds of dark green.

Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

When to Divide

spring, only if needed

Good Companions

Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis), Monkshood (Aconitum ), Japanese Windflower Anemone (Anemone ), Columbine (Aquilegia ), Chinese False Spirea (Astilbe chinensis), Turtle Head (Chelone lyonii), Pacific Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa), Strawberry Foxglove (Digitalis mertonensis), Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia), Chilean Avens (Geum chiloense), Tufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa), Foamy Bells (Heucherella alba), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon), Shavalski's Ligularia (Ligularia przewalskii), Toad Lily (Tricyrtis formosana), Hosta (Hosta ), Mini Hosta (Hosta ), Lenten Rose (Helleborus ), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers ), Golden Hakone (Hakonechloa macra), Monkshood (Aconitum fischeri), Hosta (Hosta ), Variegated Lilyturf (Liriope spicata), Coral Bells (Heuchera )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Evergreen
Crafts
Ground Cover
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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