Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae'

Tatting Fern, Beaded Lady Fern

In pot

In pot

Family: Woodsiaceae

Genus: Athyrium

Parent: Athyrium filix-femina

Category: Fern

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: To 12" tall and 18" wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Dwarf. Bright green fronds that have a beaded appearance. The leaflets are each shaped like fans. Slow to return from winter dormancy. Not stable and reverts as it ages. Does not grow true from tissue culture or spores.


Discovered on the property of Mrs. Frizell in Ireland in 1857.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

Bought a 4" pot from NH Hostas in April 2009 - died that summer.

Sources of Information

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