Archetypal Fronds of the Verdant Robust Male Fern!Symmetrical Green Fronds With Light Golden Tips
Large, Uniform Vase-Shaped Form
Lush, Soothing Greenery
Easy Care & Low Maintenance
Semi-Evergreen in Warmer Zones
Full Shade and Part Shade
Tall, Fast Growing Foliage
Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Loves Wet Sites and Moisture
Tolerates Dry Shade
Acidic Soil Tolerant
Tall and graceful fronds in traditional sturdy and symmetrical form and shape! The Robust Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas undulata ‘Robusta’) is exactly what you would customarily picture when you visualize a Fern!
The soft foliage and bright emerald-green fronds, coupled with the uniform appearance of this Fern is, from top to bottom, your ideal shade-loving denizen!
Featuring a tall silhouette and a graceful, calming presence in the garden, Robust Male Fern has golden edges that give the entire plant a bi-color look in the dappled shade.
Upright vase-shaped and fast-growing, you’ll be amazed watching the fiddleheads unfurl and how lush and soothing its demeanor commands in the landscape.
How to Use Robust Male Fern In The LandscapeNaturally a woodland plant, growing under shady trees and large shrubs as an understory, Robust Male Fern is a hefty plant that fills your shade beds and borders with powerful green height and width, without over-taking its companion plantings.
Perfect for anchoring dim corners and acting as a specimen plant, Robust Male Fern will be a verdant center of attention. Plant as an accent around your water feature or rain gardens where it can soak up the moisture!
Looking both ornate and primordial, this large Fern is a phenomenal backdrop for shade perennials.
Add serenity to sun-screened patios and porches, and shady sides of your home or outdoor structures. Shaded porches and gazebos receive a designer’s touch with these skirting their foundations.
Just the finishing touch as soft fringing around the shaded trunks of large trees and shrubs, Robust Male Fern will bask in their welcome shade!
#ProPlantTips For CareRobust Male Fern, like most Fern, does need part shade to full shade locations. Afternoon shade especially when in the warmer of its growing zones 4 through 9.
Semi-evergreen in warmer climates, be sure to water regularly and keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the heat. However, this plant is very humidity tolerant.
Once established, Robust Male Ferns are partly drought tolerant, but for best results and health, be sure to provide supplemental watering in times of drought.
Requiring consistently moist soil, even tolerating soggy soil, Ferns do well as long as the soil drains well and doesn’t have long-term standing water. Preferring it on the acidic side and organically rich and humusy.
A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture and insulates the root system from heat and chill. Remove dead fronds each fall to eliminate hiding spots for slugs.
Add robust, luxurious texture and color for a soothing garden retreat with Ferns like Robust Male Fern and you’ll enjoy its robust, hardy benefits year-round! Order yours from Nature Hills Nursery today!