1' - 2'
Bright Green & Lacy
Adverse Growth Factors
Description and Cultural Plant Tips
Dryopteris arguta is a native California ferns that grows in native oak forests and on the north side of hills. It is smaller & lacier than the Western Sword Fern. Does best in a naturalized garden under oak trees. It is considered drought tolerant when established.
Although this plant will grow in most soils it does best in a loamy soi with a good layer of much to retain soil moisturel. Plant in dappled shade throughout Marin county.
No significant pest but can develop rust & fungal spot if there is too much summer moisture. Do not use overhead watering.
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