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Athyrium otophorum 'Okanum'

Also called Auriculate Lady Fern


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More About Athyrium otophorum 'Okanum'

  • Fronds emerge a deep purple and open to a silvery-green
  • Deep purple stems throughout the season
  • New fronds open a whitish-green and darken as they age
  • Upright, clumping habit on sturdy stems
  • Colonies form by shallow, spreading rhizomes
  • Great plant for brightening a shady spot
  • Sun will cause the fronds to darken in colour

Zone:

4

Height:

30-60 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Eared Lady Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil in full to partial shade. Colours are more distinct in light shade. Stems can be pruned off in the fall after frost.


Athyrium otophorum 'Okanum' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green
Silver

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging