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Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina

Medium sized clump of feathery green leaves with a dense mounding habit.

Lady Ferns were very popular in Victorian times, when hundreds of named selections existed. They form a medium-sized clump of feathery green leaves, with a dense, mounding habit. Plants prefer a woodland setting, but will tolerate sun if given enough moisture. Since the fronds may break easily, choose a site that is out of the wind. An easy fern, with a non-spreading habit. Leaves may be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring. Plants are easily divided in spring, every 3-4 years. Deciduous.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Foliage plant all season

Mature Height:

12-23 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Sun,Full Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 60-70°F to flush fronds. Once fully open, drop temperature to 60°F. Provide 50% shade, keep evenly moist and never allow to completely dry out. Once actively growing, fertilize sparingly. Plants generally finish in 6-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in humus-rich soil in partial shade to deep shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.