Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata'

golden male fern (The King)

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9cm pot £7.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata' golden male fern (The King): A magnificent and striking fern

  • 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, which is found in woodlands in wetter parts of Britain, this is a handsome, semi-evergreen 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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Hi, would this fern be suitable for a terrarium?


This is an outdoor fern, however it could be potted up into a terrarium for a short while. Ultimately though it will get too big and will be much happier if planted out in the garden. A better option would be our starter ferns - please click on the following link to go straight to them. https://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/fern-starter-collection/classid.2000028148/


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