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Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla'

Slender Crested Male Fern

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Item #: 2256

Zones: 3a to 7b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: Canada, Europe, United States

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


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Dryopteris 'Linearis Polydactyla' is an old English selection of Dryopteris filix-mas, which shares a native range or both North America and Europe. The common name, slender crested male fern sounds like one of fancy royal folks with four names and a hyphen! This open-growing, deciduous male fern selection produces 3' tall fronds with an airy texture. At the end of each leaf is a forked pinnule...it splits in two. Each leaf along the stem also ends in a cute little petticoat. This darling mingler is superb when blended with other bold textured woodland inhabitants like hostas.