Dryopteris goldiana

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  • Common Name: Goldies Shield Fern
  • Plant Story:

    A striking addition to the shade garden, whether as a specimen plant or border plant. Very sturdy and stately, a slow spreader by rhizomes, reaching up to four feet in height in ideal conditions. Quite cold hardy, An excellent for tough moist shady sites. Named after the Scottish botanist John Goldie.

  • Type: Fern
  • Bloom Season: Non-flowering
  • Flower Color: Non-flowering
  • Planting Zone: 3-7
  • Height: 3-4 ft
  • Spread: 4-6 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Mass or group in woodland, shade, or native gardens
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Form: Upright
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Slowly spreads by rhizomes. Prefers moist, acidic soil in bright shade.


Goldies Shield Fern - Additional Photos