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Athyrium filix-femina

Also called Northern Lady Fern


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James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, Bugwood.org

James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, Bugwood.org

More About Athyrium filix-femina

  • Bright green fronds
  • Upright, clumping habit
  • Long-lived and easy to grow
  • Spreads by shallow rhizomes

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Lady Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil in full to partial shade. Stems can be pruned off in the fall after frost.


Athyrium filix-femina Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging