Dryopteris affinis ‘Cristata’
A regal, deciduous, wood fern…robust upright shuttlecock shape 2-4’ high. Handsome fronds are crested and forked at tips. Quite drought tolerant once established but ideally enjoys woodland compost and regular moisture in part shade to shade. Lives happily under trees and mixes well with others. Cut back old fronds in late winter to best enjoy the fresh new fronds.