Dryopteris Crispa Cristata

A gorgeous fern for any garden with lovely mid green fronds with a ruffled appearance. Foliage may remain in a sheltered position and it is hardy.

Month Available: March

Evergreen / Deciduous: Semi evergreen

Flower Colour: None

Suitable For Wildlife: None

Soil Type: Moist, well-drained

Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Foliage

Plant Type: Perennial

Hardy: Fully

Main Attribute: Foliage interest

Height / Spread: 100cm x 100cm (40in x 40in)

Ferns do like to be mulched, although it is not essential, don't apply anything which is too strong

Where to Plant: Patio pots, Borders

Pests and Diseases: Generally free

Plant Care: Apply a generous mulch of well-rotted matter or compact around the crown in spring

Care and Time: Low - spring

Warning: None

Benefits: Ferns offer an answer to those dark, shady corners and woodland areas. The unfurling fronds offer interest at every stage and have unique foliage texture

History: These are the earliest type of plant in existence and pre-date dinosaurs. They were loved by Victorians who built Ferneries dedicated to them. This is a new variety introduced to the market in the last couple of years.

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