Dryopteris x complexa

Robust Male Fern

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Item #: 1289

Zones: 4a to 8b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: Europe, United States

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

(aka: D. filix mas 'Undulata Robusta', D. x tavelii) Perfect as a companion to the robust female fern, this naturally occurring hybrid (D. affinis x filix-mas) is native both in Europe and the US. This vigorous clumper makes a 3' wide semi-deciduous mound that is quite drought tolerant once established. In the woodland garden, the moderately lacy texture of the robust male fern can be used as a superb background to hostas.