Clarissima Bolton

Cultivar nameCultivar groupSpeciesSynonymsDescriptionCultivation notesSource
Clarissima BoltonPlumoseAthyrium filix-feminaThis plant was found in Lancashire by T. Bolton and his friend, in 1893 and is very similar to Clarissima Jones only slightly smaller growing in most years. It is said to be superior to Clarrisima Jones as it is more finely cut. Although it is aposporous like Clarissima Jones, the resulting plants are inconsistent. An extremely rare cultivar.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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