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Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae'

Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Athyrium (uh-THEE-ree-um) (Info)
Species: filix-femina (FY-liks fem-in-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Frizelliae

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15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative Gabrielle On Jul 3, 2011, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Never took off and thrived. Eventually reverted into something halfway in between what it was supposed to be and a plain fern, which was very unattractive.

Positive snapple45 On Oct 20, 2005, snapple45 from Holland, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Grows well in full shade with moist soil well amended with compost. The original fern has spread in two years to a refined clump about 3ft by 3ft. Excellent whan paired with a lime green hosta.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chico, California
Fountain Valley, California
Plainfield, Illinois
Saint Charles, Illinois
Royal Oak, Michigan
Bridgeton, New Jersey
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Cleveland, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Dayton, Ohio
Franklin, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Eugene, Oregon
Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
Arlington, Washington
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Olympia, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Winlock, Washington

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