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Athyrium

Athyrium is a genus of about 216 species native to the Northern hemisphere, mostly to Eastern Asia and Himalayas. The deciduous fronds have a tender texture, from green to purple or silvery, according to species. Some species like A. filix-femina and A. niponicum come in hundreds of cultivars. The Athyrium are hardy, and enjoy acidic and moist soils in shade.


  • Athyrium filix-femina

    Family : Athyriaceae.

    Lady fern.

    Big native fern with deciduous, soft green, lacy fronds. It is abundant in wet woods in shade, in acidic or slightly alkaline soils. Yellowing tones in autumn. Height : 1m. Hardiness : -30°C.

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  • Athyrium filix-femina 'Dre's Dagger'

    Family : Athyriaceae.

    A very attractive cultivar. The Pinnae fork at their point of attachment to the rachis, opposite pairs of pinnae forming "V " all along the frond. The tips of pinnae and frond are crested. 'Dre's Dagger is a clone propagated by tissue culture, very close to 'Victoriae'. It enjoys acidic or slightly alkaline soils, cool and moist, in shade. Deciduous. Height and width : 40cm. Hardiness : -20°C.

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  • Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae'

    Family : Athyriaceae.

    Tatting fern

    The pinnae are reduced to tiny lacy fans along each side of the rachis. It enjoys acidic or slightly alkaline soils, cool and moist, in shade. It has tiny fronds, so it does'nt like competition. Deciduous. Height and width : 20/30cm. Hardiness : -20°C.

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  • Athyrium filix-femina 'Percristatum'

    Family : Athyriaceae.

    Fern with deciduous, soft green, lacy fronds. This cultivar differs from the species, by the tips of pinnae and pinnules, crested. Yellowing tones in autumn. Height:60cm. Hardiness:-30°C.

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  • Athyrium filix-femina 'Plumosum'

    Family : Athyriaceae.

    Lace-fern. Quadripinnate fronds, finely cut, feathery, fertile, yellowish in the fall. It enjoys an acidic or slightly alkaline moist soil, in shade. Deciduous. Height and width : 60cm. Hardiness : -30°C.

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  • Athyrium filix-femina 'Vernoniae'

    Family : Athyriaceae.

    Variety with bright green, finely cut fronds, red rachis, cut pinnules, slightly crisped. Flared shape. Magnificent!. For acidic or slightly alkaline soil, cool or moist, in shade. Deciduous. Height : 40/50cm. Hardiness : -30°C.

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  • Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae'

    Family : Athyriaceae.

    The pinnae fork at their point of attachment to the rachis; the criss-crossed pinnae form the letter V. Tips of pinnae and frond are crested. It enjoys acidic or slightly alkaline soils, cool and moist, in shade. Deciduous. Height and width : 50cm. Hardiness : -20°C.

    From 8.00 €