Lady Fern 5 For $17.99

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Lady Fern 5 For $17.99 Description

Lady Fern 

Lady Fern — Athyrium filix-Femina — is an upright fern native to damp woodland environments throughout North America that can reach up to five feet tall in optimal conditions. It is prized for its delicate, ethereal foliage and low-maintenance properties. It thrives in moist shade conditions in both formal and informal gardens, although it's also a remarkably resilient plant with a variety of uses in the home landscape.

Often used near water features, this humidity-loving fern can be used either as a specimen plant or massed together for a lush, natural appearance. Its finely-textured foliage provides an airy, lacy effect ideal for those seeking to create an enchanted garden look like the kind found in fairytales and old folklore stories.

The fresh, bright green of its graceful fronds makes this desirable in areas that receive dappled sunlight where they sparkle in places where the light touches them. When planted in the right location, it naturalizes and provides years of beauty with very little maintenance. It needs to be sited carefully in order to put on its best performance. Loamy, well-drained soil with plenty of nutritious organic matter is a must — this plant may languish and develop root rot if its roots are constantly exposed to overly soggy soils.

Amending soils with organic compost is recommended prior to planting, and like most fern plants, it likes slightly acidic soil. Working in a bit of poultry grit helps keep clay soils from becoming waterlogged.

These plant are  beautiful species of fern known for their feathery textured leaves. They are a lovely shade of pale green with an intricate gold lacy pattern on the outer side of their leaves. They are perennials, so they are a long-time investment in beautifying your yard, and you won't have to worry about replanting them next year. They grow to about two to five feet high, and each plant can run up to three feet in length. While it can survive in sunny, dry climates, this US native would make the perfect addition to a dimly lit, damp patch of garden, and it really thrives in a moist environment. 

This lovely plant is very easy to take care of, and with a lot of patient love, it can produce a nice colony of Lady Ferns. They are quite low maintenance as well and do not struggle with insect or disease issues. Simply plant your  Ferns in a damp, dimly lit environment that has plenty of porous soil and watch them grow!

They would be a perfect addition to a rock garden, near a small body of water or shaded area of your garden. While their growing speed is quite slow, the bloom will be well worth the wait. They are quite popular in landscaping as well because they make a great addition to shady areas and work as an excellent accent for brightly colored plants; plucking the stems of this plant could also make a gorgeous accent to a bouquet of flowers; the bright green would pop nicely against vibrant reds or yellows.

They are just what your garden needs to add an extra burst of color in shady areas to break up shades of brown and gray, so invest in a beauty like this and you won't regret it.

Lady Fern Naturalizes and Provides Years of Emerald-Green Beauty

Compared to other plants native to temperate rainforests, it is relatively tolerant of temporary dry conditions and generally doesn't need any added water during the summer months — although a good soaking may be in order if the plants begin to noticeably droop during heat waves and prolonged periods without rain.

Providing overhead misting on dry days helps keep its fronds lush and green. As an added bonus, it doesn't suffer from sunburn and turns an unappealing shade of brown like many other fern plants when sited in an area that receives several hours of direct sun a day. It also makes an excellent specimen plant in outdoor raised containers and makes an excellent groundcover on the north sides of homes and other buildings.

Also it is an excellent option for creative gardeners who like to create a whimsical woodland ambiance in their outdoor living spaces. Other possibilities for this woodland jewel include naturalizing under mature trees and as foundation plantings to offer a welcoming note of lush, emerald-green to the outside of any home.

Lady fern is available online at Tn Nursery



Reviews (16)

  • 4
    Bare root ferns

    Posted by Faye on Jun 08, 2022

    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.

  • 3
    Lady Fern

    Posted by Teresa Benzon on Jan 23, 2022

    I so love this fern. this beautifully accents my flowering shrubs in the side part of my pond.

  • 5

    Posted by Ava Ewing on Jan 13, 2022

    These plants arrived way ahead of schedule, and were packed nicely.

  • 5
    Lady Fern

    Posted by Jenifer T. on Jun 21, 2021

    Rootstock looks great! Highly recommend!

  • 5
    My wife loves them.

    Posted by Charlie green on Dec 23, 2020

    Good quality fast shipping thank you Tennessee wholesale nursery

  • 5
    Wonderful purchase

    Posted by Alina on Oct 22, 2020

    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!

  • 5
    Good size, fresh roots

    Posted by Ken Plum on Oct 05, 2020

    Thank you.

  • 5
    Lady fern

    Posted by Winifred Hinkley on May 29, 2020

    It came as a bear root as they said and was in good condition when it arrived.

  • 5
    Lady Fern

    Posted by Barry McCollough on Aug 26, 2019

    Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.


Shipping Information

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.

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