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Crested Male Fern Plants

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The details

Dryopteris filix mas

  • Crested, ruffled foliage
  • Semi-evergreen
  • Upright
  • Most soils & positions
  • Hardy
  • Native
  • Height to 80cm
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Description

Dryopteris filix mas 'Crispa Cristata': Crested Male or Shield Fern. 2 Litre Pot Grown Plants

An upright and therefore quite compact fern, the fronds have crested tips that create a really ruffled overall look to the foliage.

Ferns are delivered pot-grown, year round. 
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Features

  • Crested, ruffled foliage
  • Semi-evergreen
  • Upright
  • Most soils & positions
  • Hardy
  • Native
  • Height to 100cm x 80cm
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Crispa Cristata Ferns

This flexible and hardy fern is not fussy about soil quality or shade, it only needs moisture and good drainage to thrive. They look great in pots.

Well-established plants are quite tolerant of dry conditions, but cool and moist is what they prefer.

In Your Garden Design

Ferns are an enormously versatile and often underrated element of garden design. Pair this feathery creature with agapanthus, box, and a lofty grass such as Mexican Feather and you are in for a winning combination. Alternatively, create a woodland effect by planting the ferns under trees together with hostas and comfrey. If you have empty and shady areas in your garden, these should be your IKEA moment in that they can provide an instant stop gap which makes them an excellent choice for shady urban gardens. Other striking and well-matched companion plants include Tellima Grandiflora and Dicenta Cucullaria

Did You Know?

Native, the wild species is also known as worm fern.