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Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum 'Lady in Red'

red lady fern

Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum 'Lady in Red' is a cultivated form of a variety of lady fern native from Greenland to Newfoundland and Saskatchewan south to South Dakota, Missouri and North Carolina. 'Lady in Red' has a compact habit compared to the species, along with particularly red midribs (stipes) compared to uncultivated individuals of varitey angustum. This great specimen plant can be cultivated in rich soils in full shade, tolerating more drought than other species. It can also be grown in sun so long as the soil is kept moist. 

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Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Hardiness Zone: 4-8


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Cultivar
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


red lady fern - Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum 'Lady in Red' from Native Plant Trust