Athyrium Ferns are a hardy fern that can be successfully grown in pots. New cultivars such as Athyrium Ursula's Red with a tinge of red in the centre of the foliage and Athyrium 'Ghost' with its grey foliage and Athyrium Vidalii are all deciduous ferns and will reach 50 - 80cm.
Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern) will reach a height of around 1m, deciduous and hardy.
Growing well in part shade in a humus rich moist soil, Athyrium filix femina Frizelliae is a smaller growing plant to around 40 cm, narrow fronds and unusual.
Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae' is a slightly taller and very attractive cultivar.
Athyrium filix-femina var. angustatum 'Lady In Red' has brilliant red stems, a great addition to the garden
Species include: Athyrium niponicum var pictum.
Athyrium or Lady Fern plants are a popular shade loving plant for the UK.
Athyrium Ferns are available for sale from the following nurseries
LONG ACRE PLANTS - phone : 01963 32802
South Marsh, Charlton Musgrove. Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8EX
A large range of unusual perennials, bulbs and ferns in any semi- or fully shaded position in the garden, grown here in Somerset using peat free compost.
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