Red-stemmed Lady Fern Lady in Red

Red-stemmed Lady Fern Lady in Red, Athyrium niponicum pictum, Red-Stemmed Lady Fern



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Vibrant, burgundy-colored stems create a dramatic contrast with the bright-green fronds. Loving moist, shady areas, this fern creates a vibrant statement on its own or paired with your favorite flowering plants. (Athyrium niponicum pictum)

Zones 3 - 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Size Plant - 3" pot

Plant Information

Plant the Red-Stemmed Lady Fern in any shady spot of the garden. It creates a dramatic backdrop for your favorite flowering plants and is the perfect companion for a shady wildflower planting. This variety grows to be about 24-36” tall and is a foliage plant all season long.

Here, we have an all-time favorite actually made more beautiful! Lady Fern is one of our loveliest, not-too-big native ferns, with complex frilly fronds. Its always been loved as a companion with shade-loving perennials. Now, suddenly, thanks to some brilliant hybridizer, Lady in Red brings us the same beauty with shiny lipstick red stems. Great for the flower garden!
Common Name Red-Stemmed Lady Fern
Botanical Name Athyrium niponicum pictum
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Violet burgundy stems on green fronds.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Moist/Wet
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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Red-stemmed Lady Fern Lady in Red


from Ozark, AR


  • Beautiful Stems
  • Comes Potted
  • Ready to plant


    Best Uses

    • Grows In My Shady Spot

    Comments about American Meadows Red-stemmed Lady Fern Lady in Red:

    This was the perfect plant to put in the shady area of my yard.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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