Upright Broad Buckler Fern (Dryopteris dilatata 'Jimmy Dyce')

Dryopteris dilatata 'Jimmy Dyce'
Upright Broad Buckler Fern
Dryopteris dilatata 'Jimmy Dyce'
Upright Broad Buckler Fern

Upright Broad Buckler Fern (Dryopteris dilatata 'Jimmy Dyce')

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This fern had just been known at the nursery as an upright form of the broad buckler until my trip to England in 1991. Finally the mystery is solved and the parent plant still flourishes in Jimmy's garden. It was a bit of a crown pried off a plant found on the Isle of Arran on a 1969 British Pteridological Society (BPS) field trip. Martin Rickard, BPS Pteridologist editor and I determined that it should bear Jimmy's name in honor of his keen eye. Here in the Pacific Northwest 'Jimmy Dyce' is gaining a reputation as a top notch landscape plant. Because of its stiffly erect habit and its attractively domed caudex complimentary plantings may be meshed right up to the crown and still be clearly visible. The frond has a 3-D carved character due to the dichotomous nature of having the surface concavely curled forward, and convexly curled backward, at the same time (its has ruffled fronds).

Frond Condition: Evergreen
Mature Height: 12-24"
Origin: Isle of Arran, British Isles, England
Cultural Requirements:  Some Shade, Partly Shaded, Full Shade, Evenly Moist, Slightly Moist
USDA Zones: 6,7,8,9

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