Fishtail Crested Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas 'Cristata Martindale')

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Fishtail Crested Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas 'Cristata Martindale')

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This fern is often placed near a fish pond in the English fern gardens I have visited enhancing the tail-like terminal tassels at the tips of the gently upcurving pinnae. It is very rarely grown for the trade but is certainly one of the most refined of the crested filix-mas cultivars.

Frond Condition:  Sub-evergreen
Mature Height:  2-3'
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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