Athyrium filix-femina

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Lady Fern

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

A very adaptable, durable deciduous fern.
Its lighter green color and lacy texture works well in the shade garden.

Height

24-36 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

When to Divide

spring, only if needed

Good Companions

Snowdrop Anemone (Anemone sylvestris), Columbine (Aquilegia flabellata pumila), False Spirea (Astilbe arendsii), Heartleaf Bergenia, Pigsqueak (Bergenia cordifolia), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis), Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), Showy Geranium (Geranium magnificum), Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Globe flower (Trollius europaeus), Bleeding Heart-Fern Leaved (Dicentra ), Tussock Sedge (Carex stricta), Mini Hosta (Hosta ), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers ), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Japanese Windflower Anemone (Anemone ), Bigleaf Ligularia (Ligularia dentata), Cranesbill (Geranium wlassovianum), Plantain Lily (Hosta )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Crafts
Ground Cover
Containers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Shade
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Very Adaptable
Moist but well-drained
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