Lady Fern - Athyrium filix-femina
Lady ferns are hardy plants that thrive in the shade.
These ferns can be grown in USDA zones 3 to 9.
Lady ferns require moist, acidic soil and can grow up to 18 inches tall.
They are found in shady, moist areas, in the understory of deciduous forests, and in swampy areas.
Lady ferns are a popular choice for homeowners due to thier abilitytobe to grow and maintain easily. They reach 3 feet high, which makes them an attractive addition to any garden.
Lady ferns can be easily propagated by dividing the plants in the springtime or fall. The best time to divide is when the plants are not growing but in dormancy. To divide lady ferns, dig up the clump and chop it into smaller pieces with a sharp spade or shovel.
Lady ferns are great for gardeners who want to add some greenery to their yard but don't have the time or inclination for more difficult plants like hostas or rhododendrons.
Are lady ferns deer resistant?
Lady ferns are deer-resistant plants that can be used in the landscape. They are an excellent option for gardens and landscapes that deer have invaded.
How to care for lady ferns?
Lady ferns grow best in rich soil that stays fairly moist. If the soil is dried out, it will become brown and die. Lady ferns also need to be kept out of the sun, or they will burn up quickly.
Athyrium filix-Femina can be propagated by taking a piece of the plant, placing it into moist, fertile soil, and waiting for it to take root.
Athyrium filix-Femina) is the most popular fern in the United States. The fronds are long, narrow, and linear. The grassy evergreen leaves can be up to 3 ft. long, giving this plant its nickname of elephant's foot fern or just elephant foot fern!
- Summer, Fall
- 2-3 Feet
- Ships As:
- Full to Partial Shade
- Deer Resistant:
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Lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina) is a perennial fern that is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is commonly used as an ornamental plant in shaded or woodland gardens.