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Athyrium otophorum (limelight lady fern)
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Athyrium otophorum

limelight lady fern or eared lady fern

Clumping fern
Pastel highlights
Raspberry stems

The new foliage presents in a limey-pastel and adds drama to the overall appearance of this fern. The fronds mature to a medium green which causes a unique two-toned appearance through out the season.

SIZE
Athyrium otophorum LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

15-24 Inches

Spread

15-18 Inches

Spacing

12 in

Bloom Color

Chartreuse, Mixed Colors

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

limelight lady fern Interesting Notes

The raspberry stems on the auriculate (eared) foliage are very striking against the new chartreuse-lime foliage and adds subtle accent on the mature green foliage. This fern is completely deciduous faithfully returning with vigor in the spring. In-season, it is important to give this fern ample water as the tender, light-colored new growth can be subject to scorch. It's a fresh new look for the shade that we think you will love.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Average
Average
Moist
Moist

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Late Spring / Early Summer
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Moist Shade
Ornamental Foliage