Male Fern

By: the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Male fern is a greatground cover plant.
Male fern is a greatground cover plant.

The male fern is a deciduous fern that is easy to care for and primarily appreciated for its large foliage. Male fern is a great ground cover plant.

Its tolerance for sun and dry soil and its propensity for self-sowing make this Dryopteris a favorite for ground cover and for naturalizing.


Its large, arching fronds that typify the fern family make it very attractive.

Male Fern Quick Facts:

Scientific Name:Dryopteris felix-mas

Common Name: Male fern

Type of Plant: Deciduous fern

Growing Zones for Male Fern: Hardy to zone 4

Growing Conditions for Male Fern: sun, dry soil

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