Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae'
A clump-forming, deciduous fern growing to around 60cm and bearing upright to arching, light green fronds with narrow, cross-shaped leaflets (pinnules).
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Partial shade
West–facing or East–facing or North–facing
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
Athyrium are deciduous ferns with erect or creeping rhizomes bearing usually pinnate to tripinnate fronds, often of thin texture, and they are especially shade-tolerant
- Name status
How to grow
Plant in moist but free draining, neutral to acid soil in a lightly shaded site. For more information see our advice page how to grow ferns.
Propagate by division
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
- Underplanting of roses and shrubs
- Flower borders and beds
Remove faded foliage in late autumn or leave until spring before new growth emerges.
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