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Jurassic™ Pterodactyl Eared Lady Fern

Athyrium otophorum

SKU
41367
Add airy, feathery texture to a shady spot with the arching fronds of this clump-forming fern. Pale green fronds unfurl from red stems, creating a two-toned look with the older, dark-green foliage. Excellent in a woodland garden combined with bold-leaved plants such as hostas and brightly colored heucheras. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciationuh-THEE-ree-um oh-toh-FOR-um
Average Size at MaturityReaches 18 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimePrized for Foliage
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil evenly moist.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Mulch with compost to retain soil moisture. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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