Lady in Red Fern
Lady in Red Fern
Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Red'Item #1924 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 8
With finely textured light green foliage held on vividly-contrasting red-violet stems, 'Lady in Red' typically grows slightly smaller than other varieties. Combine with bold-leaved plants in the shade or woodland garden such as hostas and brightly colored heucheras. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 3 ft. tall, slowly spreading to 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-THI-ree-um FI-liks FAY-mi-naPlant type:FernDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 3 ft. tall, slowly spreading to 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:Light GreenBlooms:Prized for foliage; does not flower.Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
- CareCare InformationProvide organically rich, well-drained soil. Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil; tolerates drier soils once established, but best with consistent moisture. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
- History & LoreHistory:Common Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina) is a widely found species found in rich moist woodlands, thickets, ravines and meadows throughout Europe, Asia and North America. This selection of North American native lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum) was discovered by New England Wildflower Society member John Lynch.