Plumosum Axminster

Cultivar nameCultivar groupSpeciesSynonymsDescriptionCultivation notesSource
Plumosum AxminsterAthyrium filix-feminaFound growing wild in 1863 by a Mr. J. Trott, not far from Axminster in Devon. It was the parent and grandparent of C.T.Druery's Superbum range and has given rise to a number of other beautiful plumose cultivars; notably Plumosum Elegans Parsons (now sadly lost)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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