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Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Polydactyla’

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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Male Fern. Very distinct fern with long thread-like fronds with tiny pinnae. Makes a wonderful specimen plant attaining 75cm in height and spread. Thrives in part shade in moist soil

Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Polydactyla’

Common names

Male fern, Fern


Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Polydactyla’ (Male fern). Common to Europe, Asia and North America, this deciduous or semi- evergreen fern has lanceolate, pinnate, elegantly arching fronds that arise from crowns of large, upright rhizomes. It grows up to 1.2m high and 1m wide.


They are fully to half hardy and will require shade and moist soil. Regularly remove fading fronds.

Interest and use

Under shrubs, mixed borders, forest areas.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Polydactyla’ | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

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