Selected from a European Asplenium form during the Victorian era, this lustrous evergreen fern develops dense vase-shaped rosettes distinguished by 1 in. wide, wavy-edged bright green fronds. Each fantastic thick “tongue” either splays, arches or twists, flaunting a rounded and ruffled petticoat-like flourish at its apex. Appreciative of light shade and moist, well-drained lime-rich soil, ‘Cristatum’s verdurous medium-sized habit lends bold glistening texture to walls and rock gardens, or woodland peripheries and mixed borders, especially when combined with generous sweeps of finer-hewn shade-loving perennials.
Size: 10" – 18" high x 12" – 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.
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