The Linear Male Fern, or Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla', is a unique and elegant fern with finely divided fronds that resemble fingers, hence the name 'polydactyla', which means many-fingered. It is a variety of the native male fern and is known for its long, narrow, and arching fronds, which can reach up to 1 metre in length. The Linear Male Fern is a hardy and easy-to-grow plant that prefers a partially shaded spot in moist, well-drained soil. It is perfect for adding texture and movement to a woodland garden or for use as a striking specimen plant in a mixed border.
Aspect: East-facing or North-facing
Award Winner: Yes
Common Name: Linear Male Fern
Eventual Height: 90cm
Eventual Spread: 60cm
Latin Name: Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla'