Victoriae Lydiate

Cultivar nameCultivar groupSpeciesSynonymsDescriptionCultivation notesSource
Victoriae LydiateAthyrium filix-feminaBred by Ray & Rita Coughlin in the 1970 and 1980s but already a very rare cultivar. Ray and Rita's description "(80cm) this is the largest A.f.f. Victoiae we have grown, it displays its latticed appearance to perfection, possibly because it is so lanceolate, crips and clean cut". See their article in the Pteridologist Vol. 1, Part 3, 1986Generally 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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