Athyrium filix-femina

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Part Shade, Shade
Soils: Well-drained soils, moist to dry
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Size: 1-2 feet in height; 12-18 inch spread

Plant low maintenance Lady Fern in perennial borders, moist nooks, low spots, and woodland gardens. Typically grows in full to part shade in drier soils than most ferns, and it can tolerate full sun if kept cool and soil is moist. Like most ferns it is deer resistant. Upright stems are green or red.

Garden Companions

Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense), Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum), Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis), Jack-in-the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Nature Benefits

• No known direct benefits to wildlife.

Native Habitat

Occurs in river or stream floodplains, forests, swamps, woodlands.

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