Plumosum Barnes

Cultivar nameCultivar groupSpeciesSynonymsDescriptionCultivation notesSource
Gemmatum BarnesAthyrium filix-feminaGrowes between 18 - 24 inches (45 - 60cm) and has a green stem. Gemmatums have tight ball like crests on the tip of the fronds and pinnae, along with a large terminal crest.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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