Dryopteris championii – This fern is famous for his gorgeous apple-green new leaves, gradually maturing to their typical lustrous dark green. The fertile leaves are produced in late summer and the plant is attractive in winter because its evergreen fronds remain upright, this is among the Dryopteris genus quite unusual. The croziers are among the last to appear in spring.
SUBSTRATE & WATERING
A mix of 75% peat and 25% perlite works well but straight peat, coco-peat or a combination of both is possible. This is necessary because fern roots need plenty of air in the substrate to create a good root system. Excess water must also be able to drain away easily. The initial EC of the mix:0.5- 0.8 (for example a standard pre-mix) PH : 5.0-6.0.
Truly a highly recommended Champion also for the starting gardener.
Give the plant light shade and humus in a section in the garden that can be admired in winter. It is an easy fern to look after, plant him in groups together with blue Hostas or other bluish or rusty-red foliage. This variety grows well in most-dry garden soil or potting mix and is easy to cultivate.
One of the best wintergreen Dryopteris species.
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