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Athyrium otophorum
Common Name: Eared Lady Fern Family: Dryopteridaceae (The Wood Fern Family)

Perhaps my favourite fern: the triangular fronds have red stems (stipes) and emerge with tightly furled, red-flushed foliage which turns to pale yellow-green (almost gold) and eventually to light green. An outstanding specimen plant for the front of the shade border or the woodland garden.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom Colour
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height12-24" Bloom Time
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Loves Shade Shade Part Shade Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem ColourRed
Hardiness6-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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