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Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Red'

Lady in Red Fern
Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Red'
Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Red'
Description

Attractive dark green fronds with deep maroon-red central stems; clump-forming and dense, perfect for shady spots; beautiful in masses on the edges of ponds or streams

Ornamental Features

Lady in Red Fern is primarily valued in the garden for its cascading habit of growth. Its attractive ferny bipinnately compound leaves emerge antique red in spring, turning dark green in color throughout the season. The red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Planting & Growing

Lady in Red Fern will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

Moisture:

Cold Hardy to Zone:

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Soil Type

Fall Color

Deer Resistance:

partial shade to shade

moist

-

wet

3a

3

ft.

24 inches

acidic

rich

true

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