Athyrium filix-femina 'Cruciato-cristatum'
Common Name: lady fern 
Type: Fern
Family: Athyriaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Bloom Description: Non-flowering
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Tolerate: Rabbit, Heavy Shade

Noteworthy Characteristics

'Cruciato-cristatum’ is a dwarf cultivar that typically grows in a clump to only 18” tall and as wide. It is a cruciate form with thin, dark green fronds that are crested at the tip and with pinnae (dagger-like) arranged in a distinctive criss-cross pattern (x configuration).