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Lady In Red Fern

Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Red'

SKU
01924
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.
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Botanical Pronunciationa-THEE-ree-um FY-liks FAY-mee-nuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 ft. tall, slowly spreading to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Provide 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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