Cultivar nameCultivar groupSpeciesSynonymsDescriptionCultivation notesSource
FrizelliaeAthyrium filix-feminaA very common cultivar, widely grown and familiar to many people. It was found originally by Mrs. Frizell in Co. Wicklow in 1857. Found again many years later at Letterkenny Co. Donegal. It comes almost 100% from spore. There are a number of named crested forms and 'Frizelliae nanum' which only grows to 6 inches (15cm) 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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