Athyrium filix femina 'Frizelliae'
|Description||Unique dwarf variety with narrow, long fronds that have ball-like pinnae along their midribs, resembling a string of beads. Easy to grow and perfect for shaded woodland gardens, border fronts or trough gardens. Highly effective along streams or ponds. Thrives in deep shade. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil evenly moist.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
|Care||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.|
|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).|
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