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Athyrium filix-femina ‘Vernoniae Cristatum’
Athyrium filix-femina ‘Vernoniae Cristatum’
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Athyrium filix-femina ‘Vernoniae Cristatum’

Crested Lady Fern

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 9.015.200

Lady Ferns were very popular in Victorian times, when hundreds of named selections existed. This variety forms a medium-sized clump of feathery green leaves, with the ends of each leaflet forked or crested into a tassel. Plants prefer a woodland setting, but will tolerate sun if given enough moisture. Since the fronds may break easily, choose a site that is out of the wind. 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 to 4 years. Deciduous.

Further details for
Athyrium filix-femina ‘Vernoniae Cristatum’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal 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
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   50-60 cm
   20-23 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.