Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae'
Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||a-THEE-ree-um FY-liks FAY-mee-nuh friz-EL-ee-ay|
|Lore||Most plants in the species Athyrium filix-femina are evergreen, and commonly called lady fern, however the unique ball-like pinnae attached to the midrib of each frond resemble that of a string of beads gave rise to the common name of Tatting Fern for this deciduous cultivar. The genus name Athyrium comes from Greek athyros meaning doorless in reference to the slowly opening hinged indusia (spore covers).|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Edging, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil; tolerates drier soils once established, but best with consistent moisture. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8