Photo by taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Athyrium otophorum 'Okanum'
Eared Lady Fern
Item #: 3409
Zones: 6a to 9b, at least
Height: 18" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: China, Japan
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
(aka: Athyrium oblitescens) Athyrium otophorum 'Okanum' is a lovely 1.5' tall x 1.5' wide, deer-resistant Asian fern that's so unique it's recognizable from quite a distance. The triangular, plastic-feeling, pewter-green fronds are accented with dark reddish stipes (stems). When the new growth of Athyrium otophorum emerges, the contrast of the unfurling, reddish new foliage is dynamite against the green of the more mature fronds...outstanding as a tardily deciduous specimen plant in the woodland garden! Average to slightly moist soils are preferred.
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Living Wall , Rock Garden Plants
Other: Deer Resistant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Plants from China , Plants from Japan , Rabbit Resistant Plants