Dryopteris filix-mas cristata

Crested Male Fern, Shield Fern

Several of these mostly deciduous ferns are known for their beautifully-colored new growth in shades of gold, bronze or red. Grown also for their drought tolerance and ease of care, use them in shady borders or woodland settings. They Like full sun in cool climates, but do best with just 2 to 3 hours of sun per day elsewhere. Sold in containers during the growing season.
Dryopteris filix-mas cristata, Crested Male Fern, Shield Fern
These male ferns produce elegant, frilly fronds up to 3 feet long and spread if spores fall in the right conditions.

Attributes - Dryopteris filix-mas cristata

Plant Type: Fern

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Shade

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.

Related Plants

Dryopteris erythrosora, Dryopteris filix-mas, Dryopteris marginalis
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