50/50 Specials

Fern Lady in Red Fern

Athyrium felix-forma

Type: Perennials,Groundcovers
Height: Medium 2-3' (Plant 2' apart)
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 3-8   [?]
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy, Clay
Flower / Accent: Not Applicable / Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Lush segments of lacy light green foliage radiate from a deep red stem on the Lady Fern. Avoid fertilizing with nitrogen to obtain the red stem color. Beautiful mainstay to the shade garden when accompanied with Brunneras and Hostas. Clump forming.

Features to Note:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • OK in Containers
  • Groundcovers
  • Deer Resistant
  • For a Shady Spot
  • For a Sunny Spot

Fern General Information:

Ferns are perfect for the shade garden. Lacy fronds soften the texture of other go-to shade classics like Hostas, Astilbe and Tiarella. Always welcome in a naturalized setting, Ferns like a woodland setting with loamy soil with lots of leaf mold. Most are fine with acidity making them perfect near evergreens.

Fern Plant Care:

Prefers a moist, humus-rich soil. Allow foliage to remain over the winter to create a natural mulch. Clip off dead and damaged fronds in the spring. Rarely requires division, but if desired can be divided in spring or fall once large enough to have two or more crowns.

$13.95 ea.
(3+) $13.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: FELR