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Athyrium ‘Dre’s Dagger’


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A more compact form of the sought after Victoria fern. The slim, deep green fronds are unusually crisscrossed and come to a narrow point that terminates with a small crest that grows through the season. It brings elegance to any shaded or morning sun location in rich soils. The red petioles contrast nicely with the apple green foliage.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 30″ / 30″ / –“
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
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SKU: ATHDREDAG Categories: ,
Common Name Crested lady fern
Family Dryopteridaceae
Genus Athyrium
species filix-femina
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 30" / 30" / --"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Growth Rate Slow
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Leaf Color Green
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
Dormancy Winter
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.
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