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Athyrium otophorum ‘Okanum’
Athyrium otophorum ‘Okanum’
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Athyrium otophorum ‘Okanum’

Eared Lady Fern

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 9.015.190

Also called Auriculate Lady Fern. This Japanese species is a nice selection for a woodland border or shady rock garden. It forms a clump of arching triangular leaves, light green in colour with maroon stems. Well behaved and non-spreading. Adapts well to containers. Deciduous: old foliage should be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring. Plants benefit from a mulch of compost to help retain soil moisture.

Further details for
Athyrium otophorum ‘Okanum’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate