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Male Fern
Dryopteris filix-mas
Type:Ferns
Zone:4
Fertilizing Code:04/08 to 04/09
Pruning Code:10/23 to 10/24



Care Instruction:
Soil and Moisture: These plants depend on consistent moisture and soils that are rich with organic matter and drain freely. The roots appreciate being kept cool, so mulch appropriately.
Fertilizing: Ferns are not heavy feeders so one application of 10-10-10 fertilizer in the spring is sufficient. Be sure to water immediately after application to avoid burning the foliage.
Pruning: Once a hard frost has withered the leaves, simply cut them off and remove the debris.
Division: It is not necessary to divide these plants for health reasons, however, if doing so to propagation divide them in the early spring just as new growth is emerging.