Grandicapital Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas 'Grandiceps Wills')

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Grandicapital Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas 'Grandiceps Wills')

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The frond apex is divided, with each division splitting again, creating a heavy bunched tassel which gracefully arches. The pinnae tips are also well tasseled with some pinnules slightly cresting as well. Place this opulent Victorian beauty amongst those gaudy English delphiniums, and overbred campanulas, for riotous visual decadence. Martin Rickard has verified that this grandiceps male fern is the very choice and much sought after.  The 'Grandiceps Wills' form was found in the wild in 1870 by J. Wills in England. 

Frond Condition: Sub-evergreen

Mature Size: 3-4'

Origin: England

Cultural Requirements: Some Shade, Partly Shaded, Full Shade, Evenly Moist, Slightly Moist

USDA Zones: 5,6,7,8,9

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This month's featured fern: Grandicapital Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas 'Grandiceps Wills')

Why we love it: The large, broad fronds of this fern are spectacularly impressive, reaching up to four feet!  The edges of the fronds are dripping with crests on the tips and tassels on the ends, creating a dragon-tongue like spray that is sure to elicit "ooohs" and "ahhhs" from garden visitors.