A picture of a Male fern

Male fern

Dryopteris filix-mas 'Polydactyla'

Also known as

Fern

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.3m

Max

1.1m

80cm

Min

90cm

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Male fern Overview

Common to Europe, Asia and North America, this deciduous or semi- evergreen fern has lanceolate, pinnate, elegantly arching fronds that arise from crowns of large, upright rhizomes. It grows up to 1.2m high and 1m wide.

Common problems with Male fern

How to propagate Male fern

Spores

You can propagate by spores in the summer.

Division

Division in the autumn or winter.

Other uses of Male fern

Under shrubs, mixed borders, forest areas.