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Hardy Ferns

Athyrium filix-femina Dre's Dagger

Athyrium felix-femina Dre's Dagger, also known as 'Crucio Cristata' is a fascinating form of Lady's Fern. She has a compact habit, only reaching 18" in height, with light green crested fronds. The pinnae on each frond create the most interesting criss cross branching pattern. Keep Ladyferns happy in moist fertile well drained soil. Excellent and unusual as a cut green, and lovely in the shade garden.
Array Athyrium
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Shade
Seasonal Interest Spring, Summer
Season of Blooming Spring, Summer
Use Cutting, Naturalizing, Ornamental, Massing
Special Attributes Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy, Easy Care, Moisture Loving, Foliage Interest