Dryopteris uniformis 'Cristata'
Uniformed Petticoat Male Fern
Item #: 3516
Zones: 5a to 8b
Height: 20" tall
Culture: Light Shade to Shade
Origin: China, Japan, Korea
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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The common name of uniformed petticoat male fern creates interesting images of a "fern in drag". From mountainous woodlands of Asia comes this stunning crested form of Dryopteris uniformis, an easy-to-grow evergreen fern, which forms a medium-sized tight clump of 2' long, erect, dark fronds. The tip of each pinnae (leaflet) is, of course, a tiny petticoat. We've grown this in our woodland shade garden for over two decades...what a absolutely fantastic fern!