Athyrium filix-femina

Also known as:

  • Lady Fern

Plant Type

perennial, fern

Zones

4a-8b

Size

H:18"-36"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, high

Sun Exposure:

bright shade, dappled shade, mostly shade, shade

Special Situation:

verticillium wilt resistant

Features

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Foliage Season:

deciduous

Tags

woodland
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Description by: Bloom River Gardens

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Found along stream beds and other shady, moist areas throughout the temperate forests of the world. A deciduous fern with fronds reaching 24-30 inches high, though it may reach 4-5 feet high where it has more moisture. Clump forming with graceful highly-dissected fronds.

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Bright green upright fronds arelacy and form 2’ clumps in woodland gardens or on rock walls. Stem colorvaries from brown to tan to reddish. Rich, moist well drained soils in shade are ideal; enjoys shelter from buffeting winds. Plants are deciduous. Easy to grow, deer & rabbit resistant.

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An elegant pale green native fern eventually reaching four feet in height. Deciduous. Easy to grow in shady locations in average to moist soils.

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Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina) is widely adaptable and fast growing classic beauty. Creeping by rootstocks, it is perfect for planting on wooded slopes to help stabilize the soil and prevent erosion. Plant in masses by itself, or mix with other woodland wildflowers and sedges. Hardy to Zones 3 - 8.

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This popular fern is among the loveliest medium tall species. It advances rather rapidly showing off its extremely attractive new growth often with striking red stems. It prefers rather moist shade.

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Richmond, California

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This semi-deciduous fern grows to 3' tall and 3' wide. Delicate and lacy with arching fronds and dark red stems at maturity. This beauty is the right choice for perennial borders and woodland gardens and is also great in containers. A breathtaking, feathery flush of new fronds appear in the spring, and new leaves appear throughout the season for a continuously fresh look. Lady fern is more tolerant of drier soils than many other ferns. Lady fern is a circumpolar species, occurring from Alaska to the Atlantic, south to California, Texas, and Florida. The fronds of lady fern provide a food source for grizzly bears Native Americans used lady ferns for drying berries, and covering food. The young shoots, or fiddleheads, were cooked, baked or eaten raw. Tea was made from the leaves to help urination and to stop breast pain caused by childbirth. Oil from the roots has been used to get rid of worms. Found in lady fern is found growing in meadows, open thickets, moist woods, and occasionally in swamps. Communitites located in Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian Between 0 and 1640 feet.

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Hubbard, Oregon

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Upright and spreading, fine-textured fern grown best in a woodland setting. Can tolerate a wide variety of soil types though. Easy to grow and enjoy with its graceful form.

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Milton, Delaware

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Athyrium filix-foemina is a upright deciduous broadleaf hardy fern..growing 2-3' in partial shade..nice background plant..good in woodland areas

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Salem, Oregon

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Broad, medium green fronds with 20-30 pairs of pinnae. Produces new fronds throughout the season. Plant in partial sun to full shade in moist, well drained soil. 3-6 feet tall. Zones 4 to 8, Deciduous.

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Williams, Oregon

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One of the easiest to grow, this graceful fern continues to produce its bright-green, feathery 2-3' fronds all season rather than just in spring. PSh-Shade/Med

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