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Dryopteris austriaca Lepidota Crispa Cristata (Lacy Broad Buckler Fern)

Semi-evergreen finely divided leaves grow on delicate fronds with rusty-brown scales, giving a lacy appearance. Grown best in part to full shade with humusy, moist soil rich in organic matter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to summer
1-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Wet soil tolerant


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture