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Athyrium filix-femina Dre’s Dagger


Criss-cross Lady Fern

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 9.015.070


(='Cruciato-crisatum') Lady Ferns were very popular in Victorian times, when hundreds of named selections existed. This form has narrow pointed fronds with a forked tip, the frilly leaflets intricately criss-crossed and facing backwards like herring bones. Makes a medium sized mound. Nice towards the front of a moist woodland border. An easy fern, with a non-spreading habit. Leaves may be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring. Plants are easily divided in spring, every 3-4 years. Deciduous.

Further details for
Athyrium filix-femina Dre’s Dagger

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
Height
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.












Athyrium filix-femina Dre’s Dagger


Criss-cross Lady Fern

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 9.015.070


(='Cruciato-crisatum') Lady Ferns were very popular in Victorian times, when hundreds of named selections existed. This form has narrow pointed fronds with a forked tip, the frilly leaflets intricately criss-crossed and facing backwards like herring bones. Makes a medium sized mound. Nice towards the front of a moist woodland border. An easy fern, with a non-spreading habit. Leaves may be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring. Plants are easily divided in spring, every 3-4 years. Deciduous.

Further details for
Athyrium filix-femina Dre’s Dagger

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
Height
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.