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Common Name: Lady Fern      Latin Name: Athyrium filix-femina      Size: 1 (min) to 3 (max)
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Athyrium filix-femina
Maximum Height: 3 feet

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Category: Fern
Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Athyrium
species: filix-femina
Origin:
Size: 1 (min) to 3 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Height x width: 1 to 3 feet tall and wide
Growth habit: Upright, spreading fronds
Foliage: Light green, finely-divided fronds, 2 to sometimes 3 pinnate, narrowly- to broadly-lance shaped, up to 3 feet long. Stems are reddish, tan or brown with scatteres scales on the lower portion.
Culture: Full to partial shade and moist soil, although it tolerates drier soil than most ferns. Will tolerate full sun if the soil is kept constantly moist
Uses: Shade garden or woodland area
Propagation: Spores
Cultivars:
‘Lady in Red’ has more colorful red stems; see picture above right
‘Cristata’ – Crested Lady Fern – the tips of the fronds are crested
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
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Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like part shade.
Deep Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like deep shade.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Picture of
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Location: Civic Garden Center 2715 Reading Rd Cincinnati OH 45206
Specimen: 33
Athyrium filix-femina Athyrium_filix_femina_leaf.JPG
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Athyrium filix-femina Athyrium_filix_femina_leaf_close.JPG
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Athyrium filix-femina Athyrium_filix_femina_side.JPG
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Location: Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam (Amsterdam Botanical Gardens) Plantage middenlaan 2a Amsterdam, Netherlands
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 52.366812070000000 Longitude: 4.908455050000000] Specimen: 4273
Location: Reykjavik Botanic Gardens, Icleand Reykjavik Botanic Gardens
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 64.139588690000000 Longitude: -21.868944490000000] Specimen: 5318
Athyrium filix-femina plantplacesimage20140823_152522.jpg
Location: iceland

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