Fern Eared Lady Athyrium otophorum 'Okanum'



Athyrium otophorum 'Okanum' Eared Lady Fern, has delicate, silvery blue-green fronds with maroon-purple stems that unfurl from burgundy red fiddleheads in spring and continue coming throughout the season. Eared Lady fern is a deciduous fern native to Eastern Asia. It is sometimes used in place of Maidenhair fern, where a lacy looking fern is desired.

Athyrium otophorum Eared Lady Fern prefers partial to full shade and consistently moist, well-drained soil. It will tolerate heavy shade.


  • Common Names: Eared Lady Fern
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist soil
  • Height at Maturity: 18-24"
  • Width at Maturity: 18-24"
  • Foliage Color: Blue-green

Special Features

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  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits.
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