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Dryopteris dilatata ‘Lepidota Cristata’
Dryopteris dilatata ‘Lepidota Cristata’
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Dryopteris dilatata ‘Lepidota Cristata’

Lacy Crested Buckler Fern

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 9.030.160

Also known as Broad Wood Fern, this forms a medium-sized clump of deep-green fronds, very finely divided, with a lacy appearance, the stems covered in rusty-brown scales. Plants are clumping in habit, and well suited to use in any moist, shady situation. Also useful in tubs or mixed containers, combining beautifully with other shade-loving plants, such as Hostas or Hellebores. Semi-evergreen in mild winter regions, but the old fronds can be trimmed in spring if they look untidy. Mulch around the plants with dead leaves in the fall, to help conserve moisture in summer.

Further details for
Dryopteris dilatata ‘Lepidota Cristata’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.