• Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla'

male fern 'Linearis Polydactyla'

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This fern is deciduous so all its fronds will die back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again each spring.

  • Position: partial to full shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A stunning, deciduous fern that will make a striking addition to any garden or landscape. Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla' features shuttlecock-like clumps that give rise to finely-divided and fork-tipped fronds that can grow up to 75 cm in length, creating a lush but delicate and airy appearance that will add depth and dimension to a reliably moist, shady space. This hardy and resilient fern is highly adaptable and easy to care for, making it a popular choice for gardeners and landscapers.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. Cut back decayed fronds in winter to allow new growth to emerge.