Athyrium filix-femina Victoriana

Athyrium filix-femina Victoriana

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This is the cruciate form of our native Lady fern. The leaves retain the lovely delicate nature of the species, but are distinguished in that alternate pinnae along the frond point either up or down from the plane of the leaf so that, were you to look down the length you could see a cross pattern. Often referred to as The Queen of the Ferns, it was a much treasured Victorian find. The tip of each pinna is also slightly crested which accentuates the overall frond outline. As with the native form, this is best in light shade with access to moisture at all times. grows to 90cm maybe a little more.