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 uniformed petticoat male fern gives a new meaning to the expression "fern in drag"...you'll have to buy this simply for the name. From mountainous woodlands of Asia comes Dryopteris uniformis, an easy-to-grow evergreen ferm, 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 winner!