Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury'

Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury'

Lady fern

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury'
  • Common name: Lady fern
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Dramatic foliage

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The lady fern, Athryium 'Ocean's Fury' is one of the prettiest Japanese painted ferns, bearing delicate, lacy, ladder-like, silvery green foliage with a distinctive 'petticoat' at the end of each frond. It looks best in late spring and early summer when the foliage is still young. It associates well in cool shady corners with other hardy ferns. It also looks good with other woodland plants and shade-loving perennials such as solomon's seal.

Grow Athryium 'Ocean's Fury' in fertile, moist but well-drained sun in sun to partial shade.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic, Boggy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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