Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Goldie’s Fern

Dryopteris goldiana
Plant Type: Ferns
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Green
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

2 to
3
feet

Spread:

2 to
4
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
3
feet
Spread: 2 to
4
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
3
feet
Spread: 2 to
4
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Would be great to use near a shady water feature.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grows naturally in moist, shaded woodlands, often near water.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover
Basic Description

A large and vigorous fern with broad fronds up to 3 feet long, bright green in color with scaly, light brown bases. As the fiddlehead (crosiers) unfurl, the scales and fronds are very attractive. A deciduous fern.

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