Dryopteris 'Furcans'

Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Furcans’

Forked mail fern

  • Botanical name: Dryopteris filix-mas 'Furcans'
  • Common name: Forked mail fern
  • Family: Dryopteridaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
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The forked mail fern, Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Furcans’ is a lovely, vase-shaped fern bearing clumps of elegant fronds with finely divided pinnules, forked at the tip. Tolerant of sun and shade, it’s perfect for growing in a range of habits, including herbaceous and woodland borders.  


Grow Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Furcans’ in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade to full sun. Trim back old fronds in spring before new growth emerges.

How to grow Dryopteris 'Furcans'

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border


  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in April

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Do not Plant in October

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Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

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Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Dryopteris 'Furcans' and wildlife

Dryopteris 'Furcans' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Dryopteris 'Furcans' poisonous?

Dryopteris 'Furcans' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Dryopteris 'Furcans'