I have become enamored of crested ferns. I already have an Athyrium filix femina 'Victoriae' waiting to go in a newly prepared bed. It has pinnae that go off in different directions forming crosses, and it has crested tips. I also am eyeing an Athyrium filix femina 'Frizelliae,' or tatting fern. Its pinnae are round, making the frond look like a flattened necklace. I have also been told about Dryopteris filx mas 'Cristata,' which author Gordon Foster says is the King of the Male Ferns. Does it deserve the title? Do you have a favorite crested fern?