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Athyrium filix-femina

Lady fern

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  • Athyrium filix-femina | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Athyrium filix-femina | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.6m to 0.9m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Athyrium filix-femina (Lady fern). This is a deciduous fern which will form a spreading crown of beautiful foliage.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fern

Origin

Temperate areas of N.Hemisphere

Interest and use

Ornamental, shade, naturaliser, greenhouse, ground cover, under shrubs.

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  • Athyrium filix-femina | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Athyrium filix-femina | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

This fern will grow well in full sun or shade and is tolerable of a wide range of soils. It will prefer moist soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by spores in late summer or by division in late autumn or winter.

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