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Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae'

lady fern

An old cultivar that has been in gardens since the Victorian era, when fern breeding was highly prevalent, this peculiar lady fern has cross-hatched fronds that bring great visual interest along woodland garden paths. This clumping fern is very well-behaved and thrives in most shady garden soils. It grows adequately in partial sun, so long as the soil is moist enough, and may benefit from protection from wind if located in exposed sites.

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Height: 1-3 ft
Spread: 1-3 ft
Hardiness Zone: 4-8


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Cultivar
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


Image (c) David Stang under Creative Commons Share-Alike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Image (c) David Stang under Creative Commons Share-Alike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)