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Dixie Wood Fern

Dryopteris x australis

Dixie Wood Fern Plant Features

Want to add interest and height to your shade garden? Try Dixie wood fern. It's a bold, upright perennial fern that will provide height and interest to the dark corners of your landscape. Dixie wood fern can grow 3 to 4 feet tall, producing lustrous, bright green fronds. The plants are deer resistant, too. Hardy from zones 5-9.

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Dixie Wood Fern Growing Instructions

Dixie wood fern grows best in moist, well-drained soil that's rich in organic matter. It tolerates dry sites a little better than many other ferns, but will still turn brown if exposed to drought. And, if you're looking for height, give it plenty of moisture, consistent moisture equals a taller fern.

Dixie wood fern is not recommended for human or animal consumption.

  • Light

    Outside: Shade

  • Colors


  • Water

    Moist, well-drained soil

  • Special Features

    Colorful foliage
    Deer/rabbit resistant

Complement your Dixie Wood Fern with these varieties:
The gorgeous flowers and evergreen foliage of Hellebore is a perfect partner for Dixie Wood Fern.

Hostas make wonderful companions for ferns, especially the Dixie Wood Fern.

Dixie Wood Fern grows large enough it can hold it's own planted next to flowering shrubs such as Encore Azalea.