Other names: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Ursula's Red', Athyrium filix-femina 'Ursula's Red'
Category: Deciduous Fern
Plant family: Woodsiaceae
Light preference: Full sun/partial shade/full shade
Soil preference: Clay, loam, sand. Acid, Neutral. Moist but well-drained.
Flowering/fruiting month: N/A
Up to 40cm height
Up to 60cm spread
Description: A deciduous fern with bipinnate fronds with dark reddish stipes. Newly emerging fronds are purple-bronze, with a darker band of colour extending across the pinnae on either side of the rachis, fading to silvery-green with age.
Care: Prefers a fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid, moist but well-drained soil in full or dappled shade. Propagate by division in spring. Cut down fronds as necessary.