A hybrid between two fern favorites: Japanese painted fern and lady fern. Silvery fronds of foliage with purple stems stand out in shady flowerbeds. Taller and more drought tolerant than other fern varieties. Zones 3-8, Shade to part sun, 36" tall bt 24" wide at maturity.
Plant Details Compact, tight clumps of light green color, finely-divided fronds. Charming arched habit. Dwarf Lady Fern is a gem for smaller gardens - perfect for Fairy Gardens with other miniatures. Clump forming. Always welcome in a naturalized setting. The Latin name for this Fern is Athyrium filix-femina minutissima. Details Type: Perennials Height: Short 12" Spacing: Plant 12" apart Bloom Time: Not Applicable Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade Zones: 4-8 Find Your Zone Soil…
Noted for its superb elegance, Athyrium niponicum var. pictum (Japanese Painted Fern) is a very pretty deciduous fern forming a large rosette of arching, strikingly refined, lance-shaped, bipinnate fronds. The fronds are soft blue-green with a silvery overlay accented by contrasting dark burgundy midribs.
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Athyrium otophorum 'Okanum' Eared Lady Fern, has delicate, silvery blue-green fronds with maroon-purple stems that unfurl from burgundy red fiddleheads in spring and continue coming throughout the season. Eared Lady fern is a deciduous fern native to Eastern Asia. It is sometimes used in place of Maidenhair fern, where a lacy looking fern is desired. Athyrium otophorum Eared Lady Fern prefers partial to full shade and consistently moist, well-drained soil. It will tolerate heavy shade.
For finely textured foliage in the shady to part sun garden or natural wooded area, consider growing lady fern plants. Lady fern plants are reliable and easy to grow. Read this article to learn more about them.
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