The male fern is a deciduous fern that is easy to care for and primarily appreciated for its large foliage. Male fern is a great ground cover plant.
Its tolerance for sun and dry soil and its propensity for self-sowing make this Dryopteris a favorite for ground cover and for naturalizing.
Its large, arching fronds that typify the fern family make it very attractive.
Male Fern Quick Facts:
Scientific Name: Dryopteris felix-mas
Common Name: Male fern
Type of Plant: Deciduous fern
Growing Zones for Male Fern: Hardy to zone 4
Growing Conditions for Male Fern: sun, dry soil
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