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Athyrium angustum forma rubellum 'Lady in Red' (Lady fern)

Athyrium angustum forma rubellum 'Lady in Red'

Lady fern

Strong-growing and dependable, the Lady Ferns are great garden plants. This selection from the New England Wildflower Society features red stems, making it a great choice to combine with purple-leaved plants. Tough and easy to grow, this sultry beauty is the right choice for perennial borders and woodlands alike. A breathtaking flush of new fronds appears in the spring, with new leaves appearing throughout the season for a continuously fresh look.

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Athyrium angustum forma rubellum 'Lady in Red' LP32 - 32 per flat $56.00
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Height

18-30 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Lady fern Interesting Notes

From a volunteer at The New England Wildflower Society comes a hot new selection of our native lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum forma rubellum) that's all the rage. The lacy light green foliage is held upright on dark brilliant red-violet stipes (fern stems). Each plant of this slowly spreading fern should spread to 3' in 5 years. This deciduous easy-to-grow fern makes a great blending plant for hosta and other bold-leaf plants in the woodland garden. Plant Delights

Lady Ferns have reliable color and are easy to grow. They spread nicely but don't run. A very low maintenance plant that adds a lot of esthetic value to the landscape.

Lady Fern is relatively tolerant of sun and dry soil as compared to many other ferns. Best growth will
occur in partial shade and a rich, moist soil. The plant can be used as a ground cover. Michigan State University Extension

Athyrium angustum forma rubellum 'Lady in Red' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Lady Fern flourishes in bright shade and moist, rich, organic soil. Does not tolerate clay. Tolerates sun if kept cool and moist.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Moist
Moist

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Native to Northeast
Border
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Open pollinated