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Dryopteris filix-mas Crispa
Dryopteris filix-mas Crispa
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Dryopteris filix-mas Crispa

Dwarf Crinkled Male Fern

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 9.030.290

(=‘Crispatissima’) Male Ferns are among the easiest ferns to grow in the garden, preferring moist woodland conditions. This selection has triangular green fronds with crimped and ruffled edges. Because of its compact habit, this is useful in the rock garden or mixed containers, as well as in the garden. Well-behaved and not invasive. Old foliage should be cut to the ground in late winter. Deciduous.

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Dryopteris filix-mas Crispa

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
   35-40 cm
   14-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate