Printer Friendly Version Print Plant Details

Dryopteris filix-mas 'Crispa' (Crispatissima)

Also called Dwarf Crinkled Male Fern


More About Dryopteris filix-mas Crispa ('Crispatissima')

  • Lance-shaped, mid-green fronds with tight, crested tips
  • Crown consists of large rhizomes covered in fuzzy, brown hair
  • Upright, clumping habit
  • Semi-evergreen

Zone:

4

Height:

50-65 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
×

Crispa Male Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Dryopteris grow best in a moist to average, well-drained soil, in full shade. They need constant moisture and do not like to dry out.


Dryopteris filix-mas Crispa ('Crispatissima') Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

Plants that work well with Crispa Male Fern

False Spirea False Spirea
(Astilbe arendsii 'Cattleya')
False Spirea False Spirea
(Astilbe arendsii 'Erica')
False Spirea False Spirea
(Astilbe arendsii 'Fanal')