'Branford Beauty' is a dramatic hybrid between the Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum') and our native lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina). The result is a splendid, upright arching, clump-forming, deer-resistant fern that reaches 3' tall x 4' wide at maturity. A great addition to shady gardens. Soft, feathery fronds are shades of grey, purples and greens. Foliage is deciduous in winter, but reappear early spring.