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Athyrium filix-femina

Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina - Lady Fern- Deciduous.  Bright green, erect fronds are fine textured and lacy-like, twice pinnate and can reach 3' long and 1' wide.  Lady Fern spreads slowly by rhizomes forming clumps that expand slowly.  Thrives in rich, moist soil.  Bright fern for the shade garden, woodland areas, stream and pond banks.  Tolerates dry soil relatively well.  Sun exposure requires consistent moisture.  Mature height 24"-36", spread 24"-36"+

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  • Part Shade to Shade
  • Deciduous
  • Native
  • Slow spreading by rhizomes
  • Fine textured,light green,lacy-like fronds
  • Tolerates sun with constant moisture
  • Tolerates dry soil better than most
  • Height: 24-36 Inches
  • Spread: 24-36 Inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
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Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Attributes
Native
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Mass Planting
Low Maintenance
Woodland Garden
Naturalizing
Border or Bed
Ground Cover
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Creeping
Clumping
Upright
Soil Moisture
Wet Soil/Bog
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Lady Fern Athyrium filix-femina from Classic Groundcovers