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Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla'

Slender Crested Male Fern

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Item #: 2256

Zones: 3a to 8b

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: Europe, United States

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

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The slender crested male fern...sounds like one of those high-dollar folks with four names and a hyphen! This open-growing, deciduous fern produces 30" fronds with an airy texture. At the end of each leaf is a forked pinnule...it splits in two, for the botanically impaired. Each leaf along the stem also ends in a cute little petticoat...not that we approve of male ferns with petticoats, but we won't discriminate. This darling mingler is best when blended with other woodland inhabitants.