Fern Robust Male


$17.95 ea. (3+ discount) $17.50 ea.

Fall 2022

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Plant Code: FEML

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We find it amazing that a variety of this stature remains delicately elegant. The large flowing fronds will dance with a gentle breeze. The rich emerald green is highlighted with subtle golden-edges. These handsome specimens can reach five feet in height and just as wide. Robust? Absolutely! Give this big guy room to strut.

Evergreen in warmer climates. Drought tolerant once established. The Latin name for this Fern is Dryopteris x complexa.


Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 4-5'
Spacing: Plant 4-5' apart
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower: Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Fern General Information

Ferns are perfect for the shade garden. Lacy fronds soften the texture of other go-to shade classics like Hosta, Astilbe and Tiarella. Always welcome in a naturalized setting, Ferns like a woodland setting with loamy soil with lots of leaf mold. Most are fine with acidity making them perfect near evergreens. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Fern Plant Care

Prefers a moist, humus-rich soil. Allow foliage to remain over the winter to create a natural mulch. Clip off dead and damaged fronds in the spring. Rarely requires division, but if desired can be divided in spring or fall once large enough to have two or more crowns.