Eared Lady Fern (Athyrium otophorum okanum)
Eared Lady Fern (Athyrium otophorum okanum)
Eared Lady Fern (Athyrium otophorum okanum)
Eared Lady Fern-(Athyrium otophorum okanum)

Eared Lady Fern

(Athyrium otophorum okanum)
Pot size
Regular price£24.00
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Tax included.
  • Grown in the UK
  • Available from - April
Available from is a guide only and subject to change. UK weather can affect these dates.
Eared Lady Fern (Athyrium otophorum okanum)
So called due to their graceful appearance.  This fern is clump forming, with bright green fronds with dark red stems.  
  • Potted
  • Normally Available from - April
  • Ground Planting
  • Height - 30cm to 60cm
  • Position - Part Shade
  • Growth - Medium

Specific Plant Care:
Grows best in a damp, but not water logged ground, in a sheltered position. Tidy old foliage as required.

What is a pre-order?
Pre-ordering reserves you a plant that is still growing and not ready for dispatch yet.

Payment is taken at the time the order is placed. 

The nursery will release these plants once they have developed a strong root system to enabling them to travel well.  Additionally some plants are also frost sensitive, so they will be held until the last frosts have passed.


When do you take payment for my pre-ordered plant?
Payment is taken at checkout at time of ordering.  This reserves a plant for you from the growing stock in the nursery.  In the unlikely event we are unable to supply the plant, then we will contact you to offer a suitable alternative or provide you with a full refund.


The plant I want to purchase says 'available soon', when will that be?
This season we are releasing plants in 3 phases, most plants on the website will be available in Phase 1 and Phase 2.  If a plant says 'available soon' use the 'e-mail when available' feature to sign up for an alert once it is available to pre-order or ready for dispatch.  We will take pre-orders for plants as below.

Phase 1 - Early Season Plants - these plants will be available in March and April. We will have all plants in this section shipped by the end of April.  Pre-orders for these plants is open now.  Plants in this group include Water Hawthorn, Marsh Marigolds, Iris and some waterlilies. 

Phase 2 - Late Spring Plants - these plants are available in May and we will have all plants in this section shipped by the end of May.  Pre-orders for these plants will open on 15 April.  Plants in this group include Loosestrife, Frogbit, Brandy Bottle and Pygmaea Waterlilies.

Phase 3 - Summer Plants - these plants are available in June and we will have all plants in this section shipped by the end of June.  Pre-orders for these plants will open on 15 May.  Plants in this group include Pickerel Weed and Powdery Alligator Flag

Not Available for Pre-Order - these plants are not available for pre-order and will be released for general sale once they are ready.


I want some plants that are ready now and others that are pre-order, will you send them separately?
No, if you mix the plants in your shopping cart then the whole order will be held until all the plants are ready.

We suggest in this scenario that you do two separate orders, one for plants that are ready now and one for the plants that are on pre-order.  This will ensure you get the plants that are available now sooner.

The 'Available Fromis a guide and based on when this plant has been ready for sale in previous seasons.  

This is subject to change as our greenhouses are not artificially heated, so we rely on the British weather to be kind to us!


When will my plants be ready?
We offer an estimated date range on each product page but cannot give an exact date as each plant grows at a different rate.  Our plants are grown in the UK in unheated greenhouses and in cold water, this produces stronger plants for the UK climate but also means that our plants can take longer to mature for sale if the spring weather remains cold.

We are in daily contact with the nursery from mid February and once seasonal growing conditions are favourable, then we see big changes in plant growth on a daily basis.

We will only send out plants once they have established a sufficient root system, to ensure they travel well and reach you ready to be put into your pond.  

Although it may be frustrating waiting for a plant, we want to make sure we send you the best plant we can.  They grow quicker, stronger and develop a better root system under the glass in the greenhouses, so please be guided by us and our experts at the nursery, as we aim to only send plants once they are strong enough.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for an update.  

How are Moisture Loving Plants different to Marginal Plants?
Moisture loving plants are not planted in the pond like marginal plants are.

They are planted outside of the pond in natural or mad-made damp, boggy areas.
These plants like to keep their roots damp but not water-logged at all times, so do not let the area they are in become dry.

Will my Moisture Loving plants arrive potted?
Yes, they will arrive potted in solid 9cm pots.

As these plants are moisture lovers, they do not sit inside your pond but round the edges in boggy/damp areas, so are planted directly into the ground without their pot.

How many plants will I need?
We recommend 8 x 9cm plants per sqm to acheive a full look in your bog garden.

 

DELIVERY PRICES

Plant Orders
- Standard Shipping - £5.00
- 30ltr Plants (These require a pallet delivery, please call for quote with postcode)
**Please read Courier/Pallet Delivery below for delivery information.

Soil and Gravel
- There will be extra charges for multiple bags of soil or gravel.  If it is not calculated at checkout, please call us for a quote.


HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS DELIVERY
Plant Orders
- Light Orders under 1.8kgs - £5.00
- Standard Orders - £25.00
- 30ltr Plants and Pallet Orders (  please call for quote with postcode)
**Please read Courier/Pallet Delivery below for delivery information
 
Soil and Gravel
- There will be an extra charge for multiple bags of soil or gravel.  If it is not calculated at checkout, please call us for a quote.

NI and ROI
Unfortunately due to Brexit and new EU regulations and protocols on plants, we are not able to ship to Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

CONTAINER PONDS
- From £30 upwards (calculated at checkout based on postcode)
COURIER INFORMATION - PLANT ORDERS
We use Royal Mail, APC and Parcelforce for most deliveries.  

** Pallet Deliveries (30ltr plants and large orders)
- 30ltr plants and large orders will be delivered via a pallet network.
- Your order will be delivered on a pallet
- These deliveries can arrive on large HGVs
- Advise us in the note section if you will require a small delivery vehicle due to access restrictions.

Further information on packing, tracking your parcel and deliveries can be found on our Delivery Information page and on your dispatch notification.

CURRENT SHIPPING DAYS

- Current Season - High Season

- Dispatch Days - Orders are dispatched 4 times a week (Mon to Thurs).

If the order contains Pre-Order plants then the entire order will be held until all items are ready for dispatch

Please check individual products for estimated dispatch dates.

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Aquatic Plants

All our plants come from a UK family run aquatic nursery, established over 50 years ago.