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Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata' (golden male fern (syn. The King))

Dryopteris Affinis 'Cristata' (Golden Male Fern (Syn. The King))


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Position: partial shade
Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
Rate of growth: slow-growing
Hardiness: fully hardy A cultivar of the native male fern, Dryopteris affinis, found in woodlands in wetter parts of Britain, this is a handsome, shuttlecock fern that keeps its leaves almost all year round. The young fronds unfurl a golden green and the plant retains a fresh, bright appearance throughout the summer. Try it in a moist shady border with other woodland plants.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.

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