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Athyrium filix-femina 'Dre's Dagger'


Athyrium 'Dre's Dagger' is a crazy fern with criss-crossing, apple green pinnae and crested tips all on red stems!

Athyrium filix-femina 'Dre's Dagger' is a highly textured and compact version of the lady fern with uniquely criss-crossed, backward-facing pinnae on fronds that terminate in a small, crested, forked tip. The apple green foliage contrasts nicely with the red petioles. Grow in rich soils in shade to morning sun. Herbaceous. Likely a sport of 'Victoriae'.

Common Name: Lady Fern

Family: Dryopteridaceae (The Wood Fern Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

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Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

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Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: In moist to wet forested thickets and along stream banks, sometimes in swamps.


Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Circumboreal

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