Our highly ornamental offerings of this genus fashion remarkable fronds sprouting from a deciduous clump that relishes shady damp recesses. Old leaves can be left standing throughout the winter and cut back in the spring, just after the new ones burst forth.
Athyrium filix-femina ‘Victoriae’ (F-0031)
Coined the Queen of Green and touted as the “most spectacular of all cultivars” by Dr. John Mickel, former curator of ferns at the New York Botanical Garden, this lush refined fern was discovered in Scotland during the Victorian Fern Craze in 1861. A vigorous mossy-green delight, ‘Victoriae’s filigreed fronds sport a close-knit circular style, featuring pendulous tassel-like crested tips plus criss-crossed pinnae, which form a unique “X” pattern. Lady Fern’s amenable medium-sized guise lends luxe lacy accents to a patio container or woodland path, where it endures wet feet, detests clay and cherishes bright shade plus organic-rich soil.
Size: 18" – 2' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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