Plants: Athyrium filix-femina - lady fern

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Athyrium filix-femina - lady fern

Lady fern is an elegant and beautiful fern, one of the most popular. It has bright green fronds of lacy leaves. The plant is clump forming, growing into a dense perennial with profusion of leaves from one centre. If desired, divide in March-April, after frosts, before leaves emerge.

It needs light and preferably acidic soil that is constantly moist or even wet. It a wet site it can take full sun all summer long. Fully hardy to min. -45°C (USDA zone 2).

Size/type: low or groundcovering
Usual height: 0.5-1m
Usual width: 0.3-0.8m
Leaves: deciduous broadleaf
Colour of leaves: light green
Flowers: insignificant or non-blooming
Location: full sun to shade
Usda zone (lowest): 2 (down to -45°c)
Belongs to categories: ferns
Milan Havlis, Specializované zahradnictví
Chlumec 23, 382 32 Velešín, Czech republic

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