Lady Fern is a deciduous fern with an extensive fern. This low maintenence plant does very well in moist, well draining, shade areas of a garden or landscape. It will tolerate dry soils better than most ferns and will also tolerate some sun. The light green color and upright growth can make this plant a great native option.
Lady Fern - Athyrium filix-femina
Size: 2-3' in height and diameter
Growing Conditions: Prefers medium moisture and shade, will tolerate sun in moist soils.
Features: Low maintenence, light green color can provide contrast in landscape, can be used for erosion control.
Natural Habitat: Native to the continental US and Alaska, found in woodland, swamps, ravines, or by water sources.
Companion Plants: Goatsbeard, Vine Maple, Pacific Trillium