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Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata'

Scaly Male Fern 'Cristata'

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Stunning fern with intricately branched fronds

Young fronds unfurl a golden green

Semi-evergreen and ideal for shady spots

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Hardy ferns make some of the best foliage plants for their understated elegance and beauty. The winner of an RHS Award of Garden Merit, Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata' is a handsome fern producing tall fronds with intricately branched tips. Highly reliable and very easy to grow, this top-performing evergreen fern is perfect for creating year-round interest in shady spots, woodland gardens and damp borders. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 100cm (39").

Height Up to 120cm (47in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Perennial

ground covercottage gardenslow maintenance gardenwoodland garden

dappled shade


1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (KA5179)
1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KF2055)
3 x 9cm Potted Plants (KF4246)

Plant Dryopteris in a sheltered spot. Choose a position in dappled shade on fertile, moist, acid or neutral, soil. Dryopteris ferns prefer a soil that is rich in organic matter so add some well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil prior to planting.
Feed and water ferns regularly until they are fully established. Apply mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the crown of each plant in spring.

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