Athyrium filix-femina Description
Lady fern is one of the most adaptable shade plants in existance! This lovely and graceful American native adds texture to any garden design and combines elegantly with hydrangeas, hostas, and heucheras to form a quilt of colors!
Athyrium filix femina is fine and delicate in appearance, yet extremely hardy and tolerant of dry, even poor soils!
The airy, apple-green fronds are a must-have for the shade garden, pathway, and even container garden planting!
Special Features:Cold Hardy, Cut Foliage, Disease Resistant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Foliage Interest, Moisture Tolerant, Multi-Seasonal Interest, Pest Resistant
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Athyrium filix femina
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24"" x 24""
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Accent, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Specimen, Woodland
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Easily grown in humusy, organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil.
Light: Part shade to full shade - Too much sun often results in a bleaching of the attractive frond colors. Water: Tolerates more soil dryness than some other ferns in this genus, but soil must not be allowed to dry out.
Spacing: 1.5 - 2 ft apart
Fertilizing: Annual application of compost. Inorganic fertilizers may burn roots.Winterizing: Leaves should be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring.
Maintenance & Pruning: Spores are infertile. Can divide in spring every 3- 4 years.
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