Dryopteris 'Jurassic Gold'

A Majestic, Award-Winning Specimen with Unique Coloration
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Features to Note


5 - 9

Mature Height

4 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Light Requirements


Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
5 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


What is it about ferns? They seem so wild and exotic, so mysterious, the way they seek out the cool dark places, their fronds, delicate and lacy, gently unfurling in shadow. Yet, plant them in a pair of urns flanking a stately entrance, and they transform, becoming formal, aristocratic, grand, even. Not many plants are quite so versatile. Maybe the fern is because, as one of the oldest plants on Earth, they have learned to adapt, in one form or another, since well before the days of dinosaurs.

Jurassic Gold is a majestic specimen plant, unique among modern ferns. Young shoots emerge golden orange, and the fronds fade to golden yellow, eventually turning green with age. Testing shows this plant to be pest and disease free, and once established, it's drought tolerant. Cut back dead fronds in winter.

Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner


Genus: Dryopteris
Species: wallichiana
Variety: 'Jurassic Gold'
Item Form: 1-Quart
Category: Perennials
Habit: Upright
USDA Zone Low: 5
USDA Zone High: 9
Uses: Beds, Containers, Ornamental
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, PR, VI
Discount Exempt: No



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