Athyrium filix-femina
(lady fern)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

A. filix-femina var. angustum ‘Lady in Red;’ smaller, more upright form with deep red stems

Height: 24 – 36 inches


Spread:  30 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
relatively easy fern to grow, but slow to establish; tolerant of variable soil conditions; prefers high organic soils


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
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May
June
July
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Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

mounding, vigorous; spreads very slowly by rhizomes

Foliage

deciduous; lacy lance-shaped leaves; fine-textured

Flowers

N/A

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