Lady Fern Athyrium filix-Femina
Lady Fern: Athyrium filix-Femina, which you probably know as the lady fern, is an easy-growing North American native species.
This species is well-known for its resilient and undemanding temperament. Once you select a full shade or partial shade location and plant your lady fern, you will do nothing else except give it some water during dry spells.
Lady Ferns are easy growing plants
Lady ferns are relatively easy to grow and spread. They form dense clumps and are fast-growing. While they prefer shade, they can tolerate full sun with adequate moisture.
They are also deer-resistant and disease-resistant. Indeed, lady ferns are so resilient that fossils indicate that they're an ancient species, dating back about 60 million years. That proves how they have survived for millennia with little help from humans.
They grow in a wide range of conditions and are widespread in the northern hemisphere. They like a home in humid, cool areas near the edges of forests and require little maintenance or upkeep.
The Graceful Look of the Lady Fern
Lady ferns are a delicate, soft green hue with thin, lacy margins to the leaflets that grow in pairs on each frond. They are an excellent choice for the garden and provide an attractive cover for wildlife in your yard's ecosystem. If you look closely on a hot summer day, you might find small critters escaping the heat in its leafy shade.
Although they appear delicate, don't let that appearance deceive you. Lady ferns typically grow up to five feet in height. They spread slowly, spreading up to seven feet in optimal conditions.
They grow slowly and prefer full shade to dappled sunlight.
Lady Fern Care
Although the lady fern loves moist soil, it does not like constant flooding.
Place your lady ferns in shaded to semi-shaded areas in well-amended soil. They are lovely when you include them in the middle to back border in a shaded area or near the edging of a lake or other water features. You might also consider them in impressive urns to welcome visitors to your yard.
Occasional watering during dry or hot spells is all your lady fern asks of you. She's a tougher cookie than she looks.
Lady fern is for sale at TN Nursery
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Ferns were reasonably priced, healthy, securely packaged, and shipped within a few days of my order. Great product and great service!
I received the bare root plants. I planted them as soon as I got them, which is this week. I don't yet know how they will grow as I just planted them. I am a little concerned, because some of the bare roots were quite small. I can't wait to see them grow.
Wonderful fast service. My package was well prepared for shipment. Tennessee nursery went well above and beyond the quantity shipped. I have one friend that I’m going to keep in doors and it is already sprouting. Thank you for the great customer service.
I so love this fern. this beautifully accents my flowering shrubs in the side part of my pond.
These plants arrived way ahead of schedule, and were packed nicely.
Rootstock looks great! Highly recommend!
Good quality fast shipping thank you Tennessee wholesale nursery
I received the package - everything as it should be, I start to see little green starting to come out! Am excited to see how it will grow!
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Ships November through April