Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Linearis Polydactyla’
Dryopteris ‘Linearis Polydactyla’ is a robust, deciduous to semi-evergreen fern forming a large, shuttlecock-like clump of lance-shaped, forked, erect to arching, mid- to bright green fronds with narrow, widely-spaced pinnae.
1.2m ht x 1.2m sp
5-10 years until maturity
Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla'
Male fern 'Linearis Polydactyla', Many-fingered male fern, Slender crested male fern
Variety or Cultivar
'Linearis Polydactyla' _ 'Linearis Polydactyla' is a robust, deciduous to semi-evergreen fern forming a large, shuttlecock-like clump of lance-shaped, forked, erect to arching, mid- to bright green fronds with narrow, widely-spaced pinnae.
Insignificant or absent in All seasons
Mid-green in All seasons
Remove dead or damaged fronds.
WHERE TO GROW
Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla' (Male fern 'Linearis Polydactyla') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 5-10 years.
Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildflower, Foliage only
Plant in a cool, moist, lightly shaded site or in full sun if given plenty of moisture. Tolerant of dry shade but water regularly in the first season and mulch well.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Shade
North, South, East, West