Victoria Lady Fern
Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae'
Athyrium filix-femina ‘Victoriae’, the Victoria lady fern, was discovered in Scotland in 1861 in the midst of a feverish fern collecting era later dubbed the “Victorian Fen Craze”. At the time enthusiasts in the UK actively sought out unusual fern forms and this is indeed unusual! The pinnae criss-cross one another forming a series of letter x’s on the frond. In addition the tip is crested forming drooping tassels of split tips. Not surprisingly this cultivar attracts a tremendous amount of attention in the garden or container. The deciduous fronds reach from 1 to 2 feet in height and the plant needs light to full shade. It is a unique addition to gardens from Zones 4
Collection(s): Hardy, Mickel, Unique
Casa Flora Number: 40090