Long-fingered Golden Scaled Male Fern (Dryopteris affinis subsp. affinis 'Polydactyla Mapplebeck')

Dryopteris affinis 'Polydactyla Mapplebeck'
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Dryopteris affinis 'Polydactyla Mapplebeck'
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Long-fingered Golden Scaled Male Fern (Dryopteris affinis subsp. affinis 'Polydactyla Mapplebeck')

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This fern surpasses D. affinis 'Cristata The King' in sheer robust exuberance.  Mature specimens develop fronds over four and a half feet in length that arch out into an impressive splay of tassels sure to elicit exclamations of covetous admiration from garden visitors.  As the cultivar epithet "polydactyla" indicates, the crests or tassels are elongated like outstretched fingers before forking and the apex (tip of the frond) is highly divided many times into what is considered a grandiceps form that is wider than the frond structure below.  This cultivar dates back to 1862 when it was found by Mapplebeck in Westmoreland, England.  As with all the large growing cultivars of D. affinis subsp. affinis this is a fast, easy grower that is versatile from part sun to shade and moist to dryish, and from sandy to humus rich soils.                

Frond Condition:  Semi-evergreen                                                                     

Mature height: 3-4'                                                                                                

Mature frond length: 4 1/2'                                                                                  

Origin: Westmoreland, England                                                                         

Cultural Requirements: Part sun to part shade, moist to dryish                                

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

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