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Lady Fern

Lady Fern


Description: Lady Fern - Athyrium filix-femina Hardy Planting Zones - 3-8 Sun or Shade – Partial shade to full shade Mature Height - 24"-48" Mature Width- 24"-36" Bloom Season – Not applicable Gardener Status- Beginner
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    Lady Fern - Athyrium Filix Femina

    Lady Fern - Athyrium Filix Femina is a feathery species of fern with long fronds. It is native to the northern hemisphere. The Lady Fern is often grown for decoration and thrives in damp and shady woodland environments. It has an elegant and graceful apperance and it's reproductive structures are concealed in an inconspicuous manner on the frond. The Lady Fern is typically divided into two species, the narrow lady fern and the southern lady fern. The southern lady ferns base has a broader fond. Both species have fronds that come out of a central point as a clump. The deciduous fronds are 7 to 35 inches long, 2 to 9 inches broad and are a light yellowish green color. Spores are yellow on the narrow lady fern and dark brown on the southern lady fern. They thrive in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 9. Lady Ferns have a low growth and spreading tendency and are typically used to fill gaps between shrubs and under trees. They adapt well to pots and small landscapes. Lady Ferns require full to partial shade and wet to constantly moist soil conditions. They have a rather fast growth rate and are deer resistant. When being used in a garden a regular watering schedule needs to be followed for a deep root system to be established. It is also suggested to cut back old fronds in the spring to encourage new growth. Caring for Lady Ferns in your garden is not difficult once you have planted them in a good spot and they have a chance to establish a root system. Spring time is the best time to divide lady ferms. Prepare your soil by properly fertilizing it and plant your divided Lady Ferns. The Lady Fern has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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    1. 5 +++++

      5 stars overall on Mar 31st 2017

    2. Just what it needed

      My building needed something else and this was just it, glad I got it on Mar 31st 2017

    3. Growing well

      It is growing well and truly looks as elegant as a lady. on Mar 31st 2017

    4. Shade loving

      Learned the hard way, too much sun will burn the leaves! Had to order another batch to try again. on Mar 29th 2017

    5. Fast growing

      It has grown well in just a short period of time. I cant wait to see the size that it will be next year this time. on Mar 28th 2017

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