|Common Name||Crested lady fern|
|US Patent #||--|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Exposure||Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|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.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||30" / 30" / --"|
|Soil (Garden)||Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Deer Resistant|
|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.|
Athyrium ‘Dre’s Dagger’
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.
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This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 30″ / 30″ / –“
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): —
|Water (Greenhouse)||This plant likes humidity, so keep evenly moist. Drought can force plants into dormancy.|
|EC||0.5 – 0.7|
|pH||5.5 – 6.5|
|Fertility Needs||50 – 75 ppm|
|Notes||Recommend transplanting to a 4″ from a 72 cell size.|
|Finish Time to 4″||6 – 8 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||8 – 10 weeks|
|Day Length for Flowering||Day Neutral|
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