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Athyrium angustum f. rubellum 'Lady in Red' (8/02)
ht: 20-30 in.
lc: stipes ("petioles" or frond stalks) distinctly bright reddish-violet. Fronds light green and
lc: well contrasted.
ns: it is sometimes listed under A. felix-femina var. angustum 'Lady in Red'
or,so:
Casa Flora c. 2001
so:
Plant Delights (Fall 2002 Catalog: 9, color photo)

Athyrium 'Branford Beauty'
ht: 20 in. - taller than most A. niponicum cvs.
ha: rigidly upright, clump-forming
lc: muted tones of green, purple, silver, and grey
ch: 4
or: Nick Nickou as A. niponicum 'Pictum' x A. filix-femina. Blends the habit of a US native
or: green fern with the colors of the Asian painted fern.
so:
Plant Delights

Athyrium 'Branford Rambler'
ht: 18 in. tall x 24 in. wide
ha: stoloniferous, hence the rambling part of the name. 'Branford Beauty' is a disitnct clump-former.
lc: fronds mahogany brown tinged green or vice versa
or: Nick Nickou 1970's as hybrid of A. filix-femina x A. niponicum var. pictum

Athyrium filix-femina 'Dre's Dagger' (11/4)
ft: pinnae showing a distinct criss-cross or overlap of linear, dagger-like divisions, apex with a small crest. A very distinct look.
or: Angelo Randaci
or, so, ph: Terra Nova Nurseries (online catalog Fall 2004)

Athyrium filix-femina 'Encourage' (10/02)
ha: vigorous unlike most older crested clones
ls: fronds distinctly crested and tassellated.
lc: fronds light, bright green
or: Carol Randaci following 8 years of breeding and selection work
ph, in, so: Terra Nova Nurseries (online catalog 2002), introduced 2003

Athyrium filix-femina 'Rotsteil' (8/02)
ht: 18-24 in.
ha: loose, lacy appearance
or: Germany.

Athyrium 'Ghost'
ht: 30 in.
ha: vigorous, rigidly upright, arching and elegant effect
lc: green tinged silvery grey
ch: 4
or: Nancy Swell of VA USA as A. niponicum 'Pictum' x A. filix-femina.
rai: probably the best silvery fern for outdoor gardens
so:
Plant Delights

Athyrium niponicum 'Genuflect'
ns: listed with the
RHS

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Apple Court' (9/3)
ht: 12-24 in. tall
lc: silver sheen, purple and red markings
lt: fronds crested on both terminal and lateral pinnae
or: Apple Court Nursery, England
id: distinction from the crested 'Cristatoflabellatum' is being researched.
in, so:
Plant Delights (Fall Catalog 2003: 8, color photo). It was not in the 2003 RHS PLANT FINDER.

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Burgundy Lace' (10/02)
ha: compact
ls: fronds finely divided, slightly lacy compared to typical varietal clones
lc: fronds silver-green, tinged red in the new growth
pat: PPAF
ph, in, so: Terra Nova Nurseries (online catalog 2002), introduced 2003

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Cristatoflabellatum'
lc: colored silver, red, and green
ls: crested fronds unlike typical var. pictum 'Pictum'
so: it is very rare.

Athyrium niponicum 'Pewter Lace (11/4)
fc: pinnae silver on upper two-thirds, dark bronze-green at the base
or, so, ph: Terra Nova Nurseries (online catalog Fall 2004)

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Pictum'
lc: fronds silver, red, and green. Color is variable in the trade. The cultivar name is for the typical
lc: moderately colored variation of the world trade.

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum Crested' = 'Cristatoflabellatum'

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum Red' (name invalid)
ns: this name is applied to selections with more red than typical 'Pictum'. A combination name
ns: of Latin and English is not allowed. We do not believe this name represents a clear group
ns: of variants so a renaming does not seem justified. 'Ursula's Red' is a named clone of this
ns: type, is proven, and readily available in the trade. The name has appeared among other places
ns: in Andre Viette's catalog.

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Red Beauty' (9/3)
ns: a listed name for Beeches Nursery UK c. 2003, presumably a brightly colored red form?

Athyrium niponicum 'Silver Falls'
ht: 15 in. tall x 12 in. wide
lc: bright silver with red veins. Silver intensifies with the season
ch: 4
or: Diana Ballantyne of OR USA 1990's(?), Named for a falls in Oregon US.
pat: PPAF
in: US trade about 1999.
so:
wholesale source (Terra Nova Nurseries)

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Soul Mate' (11/4)
ha: compact
lt: pinnae crested
or: Angelo Randaci
or, so, ph: Terra Nova Nurseries (online catalog Fall 2004)

Athyrium niponicum 'Ursulas Red'
ht: 18 in.
lc: stipe and frond midribs very red, fronds silver fading to green near the stipe
lc: it is much redder than 'Pictum' and has a silver tipped effect.
ch: 5
or: selected by Usula Herz of SC USA
rai: unlike most 'Pictum' selections this is a vegetative clone, reliable, and identical.
so:
Plant Delights

Athyrium petersenii (Deparia petersenii)
so:
Plant Delights

Athyrium 'Wildwood Twist'
ht: 18 in. tall x 12 in. wide
ha: fronds have a twist. Nice elegant effect.
lc: smokey grey and green
or: Thurman Maness of NC USA
in: US trade about 1999.
so:
wholesale source (Terra Nova Nurseries)