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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 : Aspleniaceae.

    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 'Congestum Cristatum'

    Family : Aspleniaceae.

    Compact cultivar, light green,  with overlapped and crested pinnules, pinnae and apices. It enjoys acidic or slightly alcaline soils in shade. Deciduous. Height and width:30cm. Hardiness:-25°C.

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  • Athyrium filix-femina 'Dre's Dagger'

    Family : Aspleniaceae.

    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.

    7.00 €
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  • Athyrium filix-femina 'Plumosum'

    Family : Aspleniaceae.

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

    12.00 €
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  • Athyrium filix-femina 'Vernoniae'

    Family : Aspleniaceae.

    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.

    14.00 €
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  • Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae'

    Family : Aspleniaceae.

    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.

    8.00 €
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  • Athyrium niponicum

    Family : Aspleniaceae.

    New name : Anisocampium niponicum.

    Strong fern. The branching rhizome is creeping. Regular shape, matt dark-green fronds, dark purple rachis and midribs. For an ordinary soil in a cool and shady spot. Deciduous. Height : 40/50cm. Width : 50cm +. Hardiness : -30°C.

    12.00 €
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  • Athyrium niponicum var, pictum

    Family : Aspleniaceae.

    Nouveau nom : Anisocampium niponicum var. pictum.

    The Japanese painted fern is a rhizomatous fern. It features a slowly spreading clump of horizontal, triangular fronds. The blades are greyish green, silvery with an infusion of burgundy. The colors fade in summer in conditions of hot temperatures and drought. For ordinary soil in a cool spot, in the medium shade. Deciduous. Height and width : 40/50cm. Hardiness : -30°C.

    9.00 €
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