Lady Fern {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}

The jewel of ferns, Athyrium filix-femina, commonly known as the Lady Fern, is a perfect peridot pop of clumping color with her fan of feathery foliage. A medium-sized deciduous fern (about 24 to 30" long and 6 to 9" wide), with stems shifting from chartreuse to red and sunny spring-green leaves arising from a central point, Lady Fern is sought after for her decorative appearance.

Native to most areas of the temperate Northern Hemisphere, Lady Fern enjoys a neutral to slightly acid, well-drained woodland setting with good shade and a damp environment. However, if given enough moisture, she will even tolerate sun.

Lady Ferns will spread to form wonderfully dense clumps making her a brilliant blaze of bright green as a groundcover. She is interesting in that as she grows farther out her center dies away, leaving a ring of lovely, lacey green.

Lady Ferns reproduce by thick, scaly rhizomes and spores called sori that grow on the underside of the leaf. Ultimately, when you crave invigorating, illuminating green color and dense coverage coupled with a medium height, you'll want to consider the Lady Fern; she stands bold and beautiful in a skirt of green that lights up any shade garden.

Interesting Facts
Beware, the fronds and the rhizomes of the Lady Fern are poisonous when raw, but edible after cooking.

Athyrium filix-femina has achieved the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
General information about Ferns:
When gardeners and landscape designers are looking for a dramatic, vibrant spray of color and foliage, they will often consider ferns for their project. In addition to sweeping texture and lush greenery, ferns work wonderfully as independent or companion perennials.

Perfect in mass plantings where they create the feeling of a field of grass swaying gently in soft breezes, ferns are also delightful as borders where they stand like shapely chartreuse soldiers at the edges of garden beds. Then again, when used as accents, in single plantings, or clusters amidst a rock garden, you have a moving work of willowy art.

But what to choose? You’ll be pleased to know that after more than 40 years of experimenting with various ferns, we have compiled a selection of the easiest to grow and hardiest ferns.Essentially, we’ve narrowed the list down for you, so you can select from our varieties with confidence. A bonus with our ferns is that all, except Japanese Painted Fern and Japanese Shield Fern are native to the United States.

Our ferns generally thrive in part shade and full shade. Have a full sun location? Southern Shield Fern even tolerates full sun! You will love the hardiness of our ferns as all of them are tolerant of drought and most are rarely eaten by deer.

Selections like Christmas Fern are wonderful erosion control options. With some ferns being evergreen and some semi-evergreen, you are sure to find the option that works wonderfully for your garden. Be sure to check each plant's Description tab for details.

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Healthy, good size
11/03/2015 By Doug McKinney
Product reviewed: Lady Fern {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
I enjoyed opening the package to see such healthy plants ready to go in the ground.
Delighted!
03/10/2015 By Melanie Kelley
Product reviewed: Lady Fern {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
Am very happy with the lady ferns and veronica I ordered from classy groundcovers. Will definitely order from them again.
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Take the time to cut the fall die back to the ground and apply a fresh layer of mulch. This will help to protect the fern tubers from popping out of the ground over winter freeze/thaw cycles as well as from squirrels or other critters digging them up for winter food.

Lady Fern is also easily divided every 3-4 years in spring.
Performs best in well-drained (but moist) soil with added organic compost or peat moss. Best not to allow soil to dry out.
Ferns have delicate foliage that often suffers during shipment and transplanting. Cut off any foliage that is broken, bent, brown or yellow - the plants will quickly recuperate with fresh growth. Bare root ferns are particularly prone to foliage loss, it is not uncommon to have to cut them off at ground level when transplanting. As long as the roots are firm they will recover, showing new growth within weeks during warm months.
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Athyrium filix-femina
(AKA Aspidium angustum, Athyrium angustum, Polypodium filix-femina, Northern Lady Fern)
Pronunciation: uh-THEE-ree-um FY-liks fem-in-uh

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