Athyrium ‘Ocean’s Fury’

Lady fern

  • Botanical name: Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury'
  • Common name: Lady fern
  • Family: Woodsiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
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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.

How to grow Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury'

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic / boggy

Plant calendar

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Do not Divide in January

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Do not Divide in June

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Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury' and wildlife

Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury' poisonous?

Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury'