ATHYRIUM

Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern), the loveliest of all ferns native to Great Britain, seen at its best when planted in colonies and interspersed with anemones and rosy cranesbills.

Athyrium filix-femina at Cambridge Botanic Garden

Athyrium filix-femina at Cambridge Botanic Garden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grows freely when well established, the lacy pale green fronds rising at times to 3 or 4 ft. Many of its forms are even more beautiful than the type and have crested, tasselated, finely cut hair-like segments, or congested and mossy fronds.

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17. January 2013 by admin
Categories: Ferns, Plants | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on ATHYRIUM

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