Dryopteris filix-mas Parsley, Male Fern

Dryopteris filix-mas Parsley, Male Fern

An incredibly unique and ruffly fern with crinkled and crested foliage that resembles parsley. A vigorous grower, it matures quickly compared to other ferns. Excellent for mass plantings. Plants create large clumps of luscious foliage. Easy to grow in rich, moist, well-drained soil. Tolerates light drought once established. It benefits from a top dressing of mulch to help keep weeds out and moisture in.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Dryopteris filix-mas Parsley

Common Name

Male Fern

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

18-24″

Width

18-24″

Uses

Beds, Ground Cover, Woodland Gardens

Resistance

Deer, Rabbit

Soil

Moist, Rich, Well Drained

Water Needs

Consistent

Zone

4-8

Plant Type

Fern