If you're just looking at the leaves, you'd think Lady in Red has got all the same benefits of any fern. It is useful in a large mixed fern planting that covers a shaded spot in soft green color. What really makes this cultivar stand out is the unusually colored stems. They're sleek and red, a striking contrast among all that shade foliage. You can naturalize Lady in Red Fern, make it a ground cover or plant it as a border accent. It grows easily in moist soil and can even be used around the edge of a water garden. Deer tend not to bother this fern. Athyrium filix-femina
Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum forma rubellum
Sun Exposure:Partial Shade, Full Shade
Height/Habit:18 - 20 inches
Spread:24 - 36 inches
Spacing:24 - 36 inches
Flowering Date:Green foliage from April till first frost
Planting Instructions:Soak roots before planting. Loosen soil well. Plant with eyes just below soil level and water well after planting.
Winter Care:Not needed
Flower Form:No flowers
Foliage Type:Light green foliage Serrated typical fern-like leaves. Red stipes (stems)
Soil Requirement: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.
Watering Requirement:Prefers moist soil. Do not let soil dry out
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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