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Marginal Shield Fern

Discover the enduring allure and versatile charm of Marginal Shield Fern (Dryopteris marginalis), an evergreen fern that thrives in neat clumps, making it an ideal addition to your shady rock gardens or garden borders. Whether nestled under a tree or shrub with rich organic soil, this resilient fern offers year-round beauty and vitality, enhancing your outdoor space with its captivating foliage and natural appeal.

Ecological Benefits:

  • Marginal Shield Fern serves as a valuable habitat component, providing shelter and foraging opportunities for a variety of wildlife, including insects, small mammals, and amphibians.
  • With its fibrous root system and spreading growth habit, Marginal Shield Fern plays a crucial role in soil stabilization and erosion control. By anchoring soil particles and reducing surface runoff, this fern helps prevent soil erosion and degradation, particularly in areas prone to erosion or disturbance.
  • Embrace the moisture-regulating properties of Marginal Shield Fern, as its dense foliage helps retain soil moisture and prevent excessive water loss through evaporation.

Growing Details: 
Flourishes in zones 2 to 9 
Height: ~24inches 
Width: ~30inches
Lighting: Part shade, shade