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Botanical name: Athyrium otophorum var. okanum
Other names: Eared lady fern, Auriculate lady fern, Athyrium otophorum 'Okanum'
Species: A. otophorum var. okanum - A. otophorum var. okanum is a deciduous fern with arching, two-pinnate, light to yellow-green fronds with reddish-purple midribs and rounded pinnae.
Athyrium otophorum var. okanum is: Deciduous
Foliage: Yellow-green, Light green in Spring; Light green, Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green, Light green in Autumn
Stem: Reddish-purple in Spring; Reddish-purple in Summer; Reddish-purple in Autumn
Habit: Arching, Clump-forming
Plant with: Hedera colchica (Persian ivy), Helleborus niger (Christmas rose), Hosta 'Francee' (Plantain lily 'Francee'), Hosta 'Frances Williams' (Plantain lily 'Frances Williams'), Hosta 'Golden Tiara' (Plantain lily 'Golden Tiara'), Bergenia x schmidtii (Schmidt elephant ear), Bergenia 'Morgenrote' (Elephant's ears 'Morgenrote'), Hosta 'Mediovariegata' (undulata) (Wavy plantain lily), Helleborus foetidus (Bear's foot hellebore), Bergenia 'Silberlicht' (Elephant's ears 'Silberlicht')
Pruning: Dead or damaged fronds may be removed as necessary. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Spores. REGISTER to read more...
Athyrium otophorum var. okanum (Eared lady fern) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.7m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Underplanting, Bog garden
Cultivation: Plant in most, cool, lightly shaded sites. Will also grow in full sun given plenty of moisture. Useful marginal plant for bogs and ponds.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Chalky, Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Shade|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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