Athyrium 'Branford Beauty'
Branford Beauty Fern
Item #: 3662
Zones: 3a to 8b
Height: 36" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.
Athyrium 'Branford Beauty' comes to us from the garden of late, legendary Connecticut gardener, Nick Nickou. Athyrium 'Branford Beauty' is a dramatic hybrid between the Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum') and our native Southern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina). The result is a splendid, stiffly upright, clump-forming, deer-resistant fern that reaches 3' tall x 4' wide at maturity, which for us took about 5 years. The muted colors of purple, silver, grey, and green are suffused through the foliage, which is taller and more delicate than Athyrium niponicum. Athyrium 'Branford Beauty' makes a great fern for massing in the woodland garden, as well as a striking specimen plant.