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Lady Fern (Athyrium felix-femina)

Lady Fern (Athyrium felix-femina)

Smaller fern with lacy, bright yellow-green foliage is a favorite for planting in rock gardens, front borders and shade gardens—and it's also a good choice for planting along shaded water features, streams and ponds. Growing 18-24" tall, Lady Fern (Athyrium felix-femina) grows best in partial to full shade and moist soils, but will tolerate some drier conditions and a bit more sun than some ferns. Like other ferns, Lady Fern is a low-maintenance perennial that's easy to grow. Deer tend to avoid.
  • Hardiness Zones 3-8
  • Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
  • Bloom Time Green foliage from April till first frost
  • Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
  • Deer Resistant
  • Cut Flower

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Botanical Name: Athyrium filix-femina

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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name:

    Athyrium filix-femina
  • Ship As:

    Bare Root
  • Size:

    NO.1
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Perennializing, Shade Garden, Deer Resistant
  • Flower Form:

    No flowers
  • Foliage Type:

    Wide, deeply laciniate leaves
  • Mature Spread:

    24 - 36 inches
  • Spacing:

    24 - 36 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions:

    Soak roots before planting. Loosen soil well. Plant with eyes just below soil level and water well after planting.
  • Soil Moisture:

    Prefers moist conditions, but also grows well in average garden soil as long as it is not allowed to dry out during spring and summer.
  • Will Tolerate:

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions:

    None
  • Winter Care:

    Not needed
  • Planting Depth:

    Plant with eyes (sprouts) just below soil level.
  • Watering Requirements:

    Prefers moist soil. Do not let soil dry out
  • Fertilization Requirements:

    Provide enough organic matter.
  • Special Care:

    Not needed

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K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Bareroot
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-4 May 2, 2022 May 30, 2022
    5A April 11, 2022 May 30, 2022
    5B March 28, 2022 May 30, 2022
    6A March 14, 2022 May 30, 2022
    6B February 28, 2022 May 30, 2022
    7A February 24, 2022 May 30, 2022
    7B February 21, 2022 May 30, 2022
    8A February 17, 2022 June 6, 2022
    8B February 14, 2022 June 6, 2022
    9-10 February 7, 2022 June 6, 2022

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via USPS or FedEx.
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Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

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