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Athyrium otophorum

Lady fern

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Features

  • Growth HabitLow spreading

Description

Athyrium otophorum (Lady fern). These are deciduous or occasionally semi-evergreen ferns. They have creeping rhizomes and upright tripinnate fronds.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree or Fern

Origin

Australia, W.Tasmania

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender with a min of 5C. They will need shade and humus-rich, moist soil. Remove fading fronds regularly.

Propagation

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

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