|Common Name||Crested lady fern|
|US Patent #||--|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||30" / 30" / --"|
|Finish Time||Medium (6-8 Weeks)|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Soil||Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.|
|pH||5.5 - 6.5|
|Exposure||Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Deer Resistant|
|Nutritional Needs||50 - 75 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Keep evenly moist.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|How Different?||This is a nice clone with narrower leaves, good cross hatching, and a sharp tip. This easy-to-grow dwarf selection is about half the size of typical A. 'Victoriae'. This is a clone and therefore not variable.|
|Landscape Value||It is wonderful in the shade garden, in a container, as an under-story plant, or in the woodland garden.|
|Finish Time to 4"||6 - 8 weeks in spring.|
|Comments||This plant is not salt tolerant and will not tolerate full sun. When shipped dormant, it must be allowed to complete the 12 weeks of dormancy. It is normal for Athyrium roots to be black.|
|Grower Notes||Recommend transplanting to a 4" from a 72 cell size.|
Athyrium ‘Dre’s Dagger’
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