Dryopteris affinis Cristata 'The King'

Male Fern

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A large magnificent fern, long arching shiny green fronds have serrated leaflets for a frilly and ruffled appearance, slightly more sun tolerant.


  •  · Long, arching shiny green fronds
  •  · Frilly and ruffled appearance
  •  · Slightly more sun tolerant
Recommended Substitution
Dryopteris erythrosora

Dryopteris erythrosora

Autumn Fern
Early spring fronds are copper colored, turning deep glossy green by summer and then coppery again in fall, evergreen.
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Item # Pack Size Avail Units Avail Plants  
4571335
30 3" Plug SOLD OUT SOLD OUT Login for Pricing

Height:

36 in

Spread:

29-35 in

Zone:

3-8

Dryopteris affinis Cristata 'The King'
Dryopteris affinis Cristata 'The King'

Exposure

Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Shade Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil
Moist Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Attributes

Good Cut Flower / Foliage
Good Container Plant

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Summer

Dryopteris

Common Name: Male Fern

Commonly called Male Fern; Dryopteris types are found throughout the northern hemisphere. They are generally vase-shaped with upright fronds that prefer moist soil and shade. Many species have colorful foliage that brighten a shady garden.