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Male Fern - Dryopteris filix-mas
The Male Fern commonly grows throughout the Northern Hemisphere; its native habitat spans much of North America, Europe, and Asia. This variety of fern is likely to die back in areas with winters which feature hard freezes, but should reliably re-grow every spring. Male Ferns are impressively large, with some fronds reaching heights of five feet. They can be a fantastic statement plant in a garden, or offer a great option to plant against garden walls or home fences. Male Ferns are hardy and pest-resistant and are relatively easy to care for. Like the vast majority of other fern species, Male Ferns prefer moist soils and plenty of shade. Interestingly, chemicals produced naturally in Male Ferns have yielded medical application in the form of medicines which expel and protect against common parasites. These ferns grow to become very hardy and sturdy. They provide lots of life and color to all gardens where they are planted and also give a gorgeous green appearance. They are especially brilliant when planted around large trees and provides a gorgeous ground cover under them because of the size they can grow to become. These ferns are easy to grow, and they can be located growing in wooded areas where the soils are moist, and sunlight is limited. This is a great way to provide gorgeous curb appeal to all gardens and other locations where they are planted. These are also very popular when creating beautiful areas on a lawn and also popular plants to be added to garden areas.
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