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Dryopteris affinis 'Crispa Gracilis'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Dryopteris affinis 'Crispa Gracilis'

Dwarf Crisped Golden-scaled Male Fern

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Item #: 14284

Zones: 4a to 7b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


Next crop available: 09/04/2020

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(aka: Dryopteris affinis 'Congesta Cristata') Dryopteris affinis 'Crispa Gracilis' is a charming dwarf semi-evergreen form of the widespread European native male fern, selected in the UK around 1880. The small rock garden-sized clumps, to 8" tall x 8" wide, are composed of narrow, upright, tightly congested (like my nose in pollen season) fronds, each with upturned tips. Since Dryopteris 'Crispa Gracilis' is so small and well-behaved, be sure to site it away from larger aggressive neighbors who might try to smother it when you aren't looking.

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