Dryopteris filix-mas 'Barnesii'
Barnes Male Fern, Barnes Narrow Male Fern
- Main interest:
- low maintenance, long lasting green foliage, upright habit
- partial to full shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil
- Growth type:
- Flowering period:
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 3 ft (0.9 m) width: 2 ft (0.6 m)
- border, groundcover, rock gardens, naturalizing
Have a difficult area of your shady garden? Dryopteris filix-mas 'Barnesii' thrives on neglect and is pest and disease free. Add lush green beauty with this fern that has very narrow fronds and an upright growth habit. Tapering at the base, each frond is pinnate-pinnatifid with 20-30 pairs of long pointed leaflets per blade. This is a well-behaved plant and not at all invasive.