Dryopteris pseudo-felix-mas is a semi-evergreen fern, native to high alpine forests in Mexico, that forms an upright clump of triangular green fronds. It continues to produce new fronds for the entire season. Prefers a rich, moist soil and winter mulching is recommended until plants are established. Cut back all of the old fronds to the base in late winter.
Pronunciation: drye-OPP-ter-iss soo-do-FY-liks mas
Species Meaning: Looks like filix-mas, the male fern
Dryopteris pseudo-felix-mas is native to Mexico.
Easily grown in consistently moist, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers humusy soils that are rich in organic matter.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P18105
Found in Tea House,
At the junction of the tea house and the walkway on the bank.