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Athyrium filix-femina

Lady Fern

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Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern)

Bright green, lacy fronds arise gracefully from creeping rhizomes which form dense, upright clumps. Vigorous and easy to grow. Can be used as a ground cover if it is happy.

Additional Information:


Height
12-24 Inches

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Spread
24- Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus), Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum biflorum), Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FAC

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)
Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
High

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Shade
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map