Athyrium filix-femina ‘Victoriae’

(Victoria Lady Fern)


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Athyrium filix-femina ‘Victoriae’, the Victoria lady fern, was discovered in Scotland in 1861 in the midst of a feverish fern collecting era later dubbed the “Victorian Fern Craze”. At the time enthusiasts in the UK actively sought out unusual fern forms and this is indeed unusual! The pinnae criss-cross one another forming a series of letter x’s on the frond. In addition the tip is crested forming drooping tassels of split tips. Not surprisingly this cultivar attracts a tremendous amount of attention in the garden or container. The deciduous fronds reach from 1 to 2 feet in height and the plant needs light to full shade.

Out of stock


Easily grown in humusy, organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Best sited in sheltered locations. Soil must not be allowed to dry out. Naturalizes well by creeping rhizomes and can form colonies in optimum growing conditions.

Additional information

Common Name

Victoria Lady Fern

Botanical Name

Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade





Soil Condition

High in Organic Matter

Water Needs

Consistently moist



Foliage Color

light green

Deer Resistant


Pin It on Pinterest