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PlantFiles: Lady Fern
Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Lace'

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Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Athyrium (uh-THEE-ree-um) (Info)
Species: filix-femina (FY-liks fem-in-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lady in Lace

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Category:
Ferns

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Laurrai On Jun 15, 2012, Laurrai from Seneca, SC wrote:

The information about this fern is inaccurate. This fern, filix-femina - Lady Fern is very well suited for full sun and dry conditions. I have had these ferns for over ten years. They grow 30 to 36 inches tall and are in the front border of my garden which gets full sun. They do not need constantly moist soil, as a matter of fact they are quite drought tolerant. They are a beautiful lacy, light green, deciduous fern which will not disappoint. So many other ferns I have bought have not survived my busy schedule and inadvertent neglect. This one does very well on my area of Upstate South Carolina.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Seneca, South Carolina



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