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botanical name:
Dryopteris affinis ssp. borreri 'Polydactyla Dadds'
Dryopteris affinis ssp. borreri 'Polydactyla Dadds' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Male Fern, Buckler Fern
synonyms:  Dryopteris filix-mas 'Polydactyla Dadds'
family:  Dryopteridaceae
characteristics: fern, semi-evergreen
height: 0.80m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: ferny
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Deciduous or semi-evergreen fern, an elegant form with slender crested foliage of spread-out, many-fingered pinae.

Humus-rich, moist, well drained soil in part shade. Best in a sheltered position but more tolerant of sun and wind than other species.

other notes:
Raised by John Dadds, Devon, UK in 1872
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