• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growth to 3 ft. tall, slowly spreading to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-THI-ree-um FI-liks FAY-mi-na
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growth to 3 ft. tall, slowly spreading to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Light Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Shelter from harsh sunlight. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.