Cultivar nameCultivar groupSpeciesSynonymsDescriptionCultivation notesSource
Caput-MedusaeGrandicipitalAthyrium filix-feminaThis cultivar was raised from spore by J.E. Mapplebeck some time before 1891. This really is an Athyrium cultivar and not curly leaved parsley wihich is closely resembles. Sadly, it is a very rare cultivar now and just in a handful of collections. Generally as for species. Will grow in most soils but prefers acid conditions; as someone says in good 'woodland duff'. Also best in light shade but will tolerate some sun in the morning and evening, or more if in damp conditions. Protect from strong winds which would damage the fronds.Ian Unsworth
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