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Lady Fern

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The Lady Fern is a smaller woodland fern with a distinctive look. With finely-cut, almost frilly fronds, this one is beautifully decorative and a lovely addtion to the shade garden. Although Lady Ferns are more tolerant of dry soils than other ferns, adequate moisture is a must if planted in sunny spots. (Athyrium filix-femina)
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Botanical Name
Athyrium filix-femina
Native, Rabbit Resistant, Naturalizes
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
12-30" wide
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all summer


Lady Fern grows only about knee high at most, and is always beautiful with lighter green frilly ferns. The species needs shade, but is more tolerant of dry conditions than most ferns. Great for a shady wildflower garden.