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Athyrium ‘Encourage’


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This is a very elegant selection of the Victorian fern. It is apple green-colored, crested and tasseled. Wonderful vigor. Great for shady, damp areas and woodland gardens. Prefers moist, fertile, humus rich soil. Deciduous.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 30″ / 30″ / –“
Exposure: Full Shade
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SKU: ATHE Categories: ,
Common Name Crested Lady Fern
Family Dryopteridaceae
Genus Athyrium
species filix-femina
Plant Type Perennial
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EU Grant # --
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Flower Color --
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
How Different? An excellent clone with good vigor and apple green fronds. This is a clone and therefore not variable. All plants will have the same cresting and tasseling.
Landscape Value Shade garden, under-story.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 30" / 30" / --"
Soil (Garden) Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist. Likes humidity. Drought can force plants into dormancy.
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Comments This plant is not salt tolerant and will not tolerate full sun. When shipped dormant, it must be allowed to complete the 12 weeks of dormancy. Slow to establish. It is normal for Athyrium roots to be black. Recommend transplanting to a 4" from a 72 cell size.
Water (Greenhouse) Keep evenly moist. Drought can force plants into dormancy. Likes humidity.
EC 0.5 – 0.7
pH 5.5 – 6.5
Fertility Needs 50 – 75 ppm
Notes Recommend transplanting to a 4″ from a 72 cell size.
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 8 – 10 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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