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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
broad buckler fern 'Lepidota Cristata'
Dryopteris can be deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen ferns, with stout, erect or decumbent rhizomes and shuttlecock-like rosettes of lance-shaped to ovate, pinnately divided fronds
'Lepidota Cristata' is a semi-evergreen fern forming a rosette of crested, tripinnate, triangular-ovate fronds with narrow segments giving a lacy appearance
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing or South-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a moist, humus-rich but well-drained soil in partial shade. Will thrive in full sun if there is moisture at the roots
Sow spores at 15°C (59°F) as soon as ripe or divide mature plants in spring or autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning In spring remove untidy fronds to encourage new growth
Pests Usually trouble free, but moth larvae may feed on spores
Usually trouble free
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