Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (1997)
Common Name : tatting fernFamily : AthyriaceaeType : FernHabit : Clump-formingSpread : 10-50 cmFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : Grey-GreenSunlight : Part Shade / Full ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drained / Poorly-drainedSoil : Acid / NeutralSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - AutumnHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Lady Ferns were very popular in Victorian times, when hundreds of named forms existed. This interesting selection forms a medium-sized clump with leaves congested into bead-like balls along the stems. Open and delicate in effect. Plants prefer a woodland setting, but will tolerate sun if given enough moisture. An easy fern, with a non-spreading habit. Leaves may be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring. Plants are easily divided in spring, every 3-4 years.