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Dryopteris affinis Cristata The King

Male Fern


  • »  Long, arching shiny green fronds
  • »  Serrated leaflets for a frilly and ruffled appearance
  • »  Slightly more sun tolerant

  • Category:Fern
  • Hardiness Zone:3-8
  • Height:90 cm
  • Spread:70-90 cm
  • Foliage Color: Green
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Partial Shade
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Dryopteris affinis Cristata 'The King'

Dryopteris types are found throughout the northern hemisphere. They are generally vase-shaped with upright fronds that prefer moist soil and shade. Many species have colorful foliage that brighten a shady garden.