Dryopteris atrata

Shaggy Shield fern

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  • Firm, dark green, thick leathery fronds with drooping tips before unfurling
  • Black stems offer nice contrast
  • Very elegant

Height: 2-3 ft

Zone: 4-8
Color: Green

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Evergreen
  • Great Foliage
  • Fast Growing


  • Shade/ Part Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Keep Well-Watered
  • Moist, Well-Drained

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