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Athyrium ‘Encourage’


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This is a very elegant selection of the Victorian fern. It is apple green-colored, crested and tasseled. Wonderful vigor. Great for shady, damp areas and woodland gardens. Prefers moist, fertile, humus rich soil. Deciduous.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 30″ / 30″ / –“
Exposure: Full Shade
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SKU: ATHE 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 --
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Growth Rate Moderate
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season --
Flower Color --
Leaf Color Green
Soil Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
pH 5.5 - 6.5
Exposure Full Shade
Special Uses --
Nutritional Needs 50 - 75 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Keep evenly moist. Drought can force plants into dormancy. Like humidity.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist. Likes humidity. Drought can force plants into dormancy.
How Different? An excellent clone with good vigor and apple green fronds. This is a clone and therefore not variable. All plants will have the same cresting and tasseling.
Landscape Value Shade garden, under-story.
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. Slow to establish. It is normal for Athyrium roots to be black. Recommend transplanting to a 4" from a 72 cell size.
Grower Notes Recommend transplanting to a 4" from a 72 cell size.
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