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Dryopteris celsa/Log Fern

Dryopteris celsa / Dryopteris celsa
Soft, summer fronds
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Soft, summer fronds

Plants growing in humus-enriched soil

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Scientific Name: Dryopteris celsa
Common Name: Log Fern
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Excellent fern for the woodland garden provided there is a generous amount of humus in the soil. Ferns grow best in moist, fertile soil that contains a lot of organic matter like leaf mold. Cut back old fronds in late winter to insure a new crop of fresh foliage in the spring. Fertilize ferns in early spring about the time new growth is expected. Easily propagated by division.