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Dryopteris uniformis 'Cristata'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Dryopteris uniformis Cristata

Petticoat Uniformed 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 petticoat uniformed 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 comes this easy-to-grow Asian native, which forms a medium-sized tight clump of 2' long, erect, dark evergreen fronds. The tip of each pinnae (leaflet) is, of course, a tiny petticoat.

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