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Nice Fern (Dryopteris cristata)

Not sure which one this is...will try to get a name for it from my catalogue.

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my ferns are starting to die off for the fall, winter is coming! ugh!

29 Aug, 2017


I have this one, but I am hopeless with the names of ferns...lost most of the labels years ago...

30 Aug, 2017


Its Dryopteris cristata 'The King' Angela

30 Aug, 2017


Thanks for the name Karen .... its the little growth on the ends that make it unusual , makes a good clumps as well


31 Aug, 2017


Yes, like a 'frilly' fern! GG. Thanks for all your lovely comments :)

31 Aug, 2017


What a lovely fern, love the frills.
Reminds me of Athyrium filix femina ‘Victoriae’ which I've since lost :(

31 Aug, 2017


Yes that's the one......knew I had it, as you say the frilly one!!

4 Sep, 2017


Wow.. love those frills. I have onoclea, osmunda, and (I think) the Dryopteris Wallachiana just doing their thing every year without any input from me. Every spring there is always a bumper crop of fiddleheads. I don't care for them so I don't harvest... the forest of ferns is payment for that the deer love to sleep among them.

4 Sep, 2017


Harvest them? You've got me there please explain! Lovely image of the Deer sleeping among your forest of ferns!

5 Sep, 2017


Here you go, Karen.
Fiddleheads are the curled, edible shoots of the ostrich fern and are considered a seasonal delicacy in many parts of Canada.

6 Sep, 2017


Wow! I need to try this! I shall have to get an Ostrich Fern GF! Thanks, never ever heard of that. Has anyone tried it?

7 Sep, 2017


yes I've tried them, Karen. I didn't find them to my taste..but they taste like a cross between asparagus and broccoli and the swamp. they are the very dickens to clean and the time window for picking them can dictate how they taste as well... I prefer to look at the lovely swaying fronds. They are Matteuccia (sp?) called Ostrich, fiddlehead or shuttlecock fern. Look up "Fern Cobble" on google...

7 Sep, 2017


second thought: don't! all you'll get is peach cobbler recipes!
Years ago I read a botanical manual on how to build (cobble) a fern colony. If you're interested I'll try to find more info.

7 Sep, 2017


No room Lori! :)

7 Sep, 2017

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