Athyrium filix-femina

Common name: Lady Fern

Native plant

Lady Fern is strong-growing and dependable. It is delicate and lacy with arching fronds and dark red stems at maturity. This hardy fern is the right choice for perennial borders and woodlands. A flush of new fronds appears in the spring, with new leaves appearing throughout the growing season for a continuously fresh look. Grows 18”- 30” tall. Prefers moist, well-drained, acid soils in full to partial shade. This fern can be more tolerant of full sun if adequate moisture is provided. Needs some protection from harsh winds.

Also available in quarts.


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Per unit for pint growing method $5.50
Flats $70

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry)

Light exposure

Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site

Growth rate


Fall color



Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

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