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Athyrium filix - femina (Lady Fern)

Type Fern, Deciduous, Ground cover
Form Spreading arching, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Athyrium filix - femina - Cultivation Notes

This clump forming diminuative fern requires a shady sheltered spot, being well suited to woodland planting. Prefering a fertile organice neutral to acid soil.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Athyrium filix - femina:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest

Weaknesses of Athyrium filix - femina

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
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