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Eared Lady Fern in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Athyrium otophorum var. okanum

 

Eared Lady Fern

Eared Lady Fern is a clump-forming fern, with arching long, pointed light green lacy lance-shaped fronds and with segments that have toothed margins. It has dark purple-red midribs and stalks.

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plant Features
  • Eared Lady Fern likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Eared Lady Fern likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Eared Lady Fern is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Eared Lady Fern likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Eared Lady Fern

Latin name

Athyrium otophorum var. okanum

type

Deciduous Fern

family

Athyriaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Eared Lady Fern likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Eared Lady Fern is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Eared Lady Fern likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Eared Lady Fern likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Eared Lady Fern is 0.50meters x 1.00meters 0.50 M 1.00 M

Athyrium otophorum var. okanum

Eared Lady Fern is a clump-forming fern, with arching long, pointed light green lacy lance-shaped fronds and with segments that have toothed margins. It has dark purple-red midribs and stalks.


Planting Outdoors early

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container grown plants out in spring

 

Planting Outdoors autumn

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Plant container grown plants out in autumn.

 

Propagation by division

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Using a fork dig up plant, trying to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the centre with a sharp knife or a spade, or by placing two garden forks back-to-back into the middle of the root ball, and pushing the fork handles apart.to lever the root ball apart. Replant the new clumps to the same depth as the original, and water well. Keep well watered until established.

 
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