Distinctive, winter-hardy garden fern with beautiful, finely divided foliage.
Like most other ferns, it should be grown in a shady and sheltered. It may also be grown under trees, provided the soil is thoroughly watered in dry weather. The fern grows quite tall and should be moved and planted a little deeper every three or four years.
Humus-rich, moisture-retaining soil is best. Feed every year with dried blood or well-rotted stable manure.
Division is the easiest method, but it is also possible tothe spores.
Athyrium filix-femin a: Height 70-100 cm; oblong fronds usually doubly divided. The shape of the leaflets varies greatly and as a result large numbers of cultivars have been developed.