Athyrium 'Branford Beauty'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Fern-Branford Beauty|
A stunning addition to the Athyrium genus, 'Branford Beauty' is an interspecific hybrid of the Japanese Painted Fern (A. niponicum 'Pictum') and the red stemmed Lady Fern (A. filix-femina). This hybrid sports silvery gray fronds held upright by reddish stems. It forms an attractive clump and is great for massing in woodland areas or used as a specimen plant.
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Average water needs
Consistent water needs
Need critter resistant plants?:
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
Grown for its attractive foliage
How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Athyrium grows best in moist soil with a neutral to moderately acidic pH. Partial to full shade is best; some sunlight is necessary to draw out the coloring. To protect the crowns and tender shoots in the spring, it is best to leave the old fronds on the plant over the winter. They can be removed in the spring when the new fronds reach 6 inches tall. If division is necessary, do so in the spring.