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Athyrium ‘Branford Beauty’
Athyrium ‘Branford Beauty’
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Athyrium ‘Branford Beauty’

Hybrid Painted Fern

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 9.015.310

An interesting cross between the Lady Fern and Japanese Painted Fern, combining the best traits of both parents. This forms a midsized mound of upright silvery-grey fronds, the leaves held on red stems. Excellent as a specimen, or for massing. A terrific contrast to bold-leaved plants such as Hosta. Foliage is deciduous in winter — leaves should be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring. Plants are easily divided in spring, ever 3 to 4 years. Plants will appreciate an evenly moist, rich soil. An organic mulch is recommended to help keep soil moist. Slowly spreads to form a patch.

Further details for
Athyrium ‘Branford Beauty’

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
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   45-60 cm
   18-23 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.