Male Fern

Male Fern

Dryopteris filix-mas 'Crispa Cristata'

$15.00

A lush, compact deciduous fern with erect, bright green fronds with ruffled edges and curled tips. Each frond is fixed with 20-30 long-pointed leaflets per blade, tapering at the end.

TYPE Perennial SUN Part Shade to Full Shade
HEIGHT 3.5 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 3 ft FLOWER No Flower
ZONE 2 FRUIT Non-edible
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Latin Name: Dryopteris filix-mas 'Crispa Cristata'
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Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Fall Colour:

Copper fall colour

Foliage:

Large light green triangular fronds

Deer/Rabbit:

Rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as a border

Other:

Requires protection from the wind

Notes:

 

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Sun:

Plant in a part shade to full shade location

Drainage:

Prefers rich acidic soil but is tolerant of clay. Requires a moist, well drained location

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

Remove old fronds in late fall or spring

Clump Division:

Divide when crowded

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Roots are toxic, but used correctly by an experienced practitioner, can be a very effective treatment for tapeworms. Young fronds (fiddleheads) can be eaten cooked

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

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Pot Size

#1 Pot