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Lady Fern

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$5.99
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,

Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Fern lover

    Posted by Mosha on 31st Mar 2017

    I love my ferns and did not have one of these. I do now and I couldnt be happier

  • 5
    Very elegant

    Posted by Rayleen Simonds on 30th Mar 2017

    This plant grows very neatly and compact

  • 4
    Name fits

    Posted by Kierra Admas on 30th Mar 2017

    The name truly fits because it just flows well and looks good when growing.

  • 5
    The best gift

    Posted by Andrew Simpson on 28th Mar 2017

    I gave this fern as a gift and now I am placing an order for myself.

  • 5
    Growing near my pond

    Posted by Fran on 9th May 2016

    This plant is growing around and near my pond and it looks wonderful! The shade is a good fit for it!

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Lady Fern - Athyrium felix-femina

The Lady Fern is a perennial native to the Northern Hemisphere that is marked by its bright green fronds and lace-like texture. This circumglobal plant is most often found around the US and Alaska in both Midlands and lowlands. Its name was derived from its inconspicuous reproductive organs, as well as its soft and dainty appearance. This common Fern is a cespitose, which means that its fronds grow up from the center in a cluster. The Lady Fern is typically used to accentuate other botanicals with its vibrant presence. Since its growth is both slow and steady, the Lady Fern is considered low-maintenance and easy to care for.

When seen in the wild, the Lady Fern frequently sits alongside streams due to the moist, fertile soil surrounding the area. The elegant perennial thrives in full to partial shade, so it is best suited for shade gardens and similar environments. The plant can still live in direct sunlight, but its soil needs to be kept continuously moist for it to remain healthy. Its ability to flourish in little to no sunlight makes the Lady Fern even more comfortable to maintain over time. Aside from keeping its soil consistently moistened, the only maintenance that the Lady Fern requires is being replanted and re-positioned each spring.

The bright leaves that sprout out of each frond are not the only characteristic that gives the Lady Fern its illuminating aesthetic. Each stalk comes in a gradient of green, purple, and red hues. These stalks contribute to the plant's height, along with the fronds that grow up to three feet in length. Each frond comes with anywhere from twenty to thirty leaflets that grow in parallel directions. These fronds are known to be quite delicate, so it is essential to shade them from high winds that could potentially cause them to break prematurely.

Lady Ferns are used a lot in large and small landscaping projects. 

Plant Name: Lady Fern
Latin Name: Athyrium Felix-Femina
Hardy Planting Zone: 4-8
Mature Height: 3-5 feet
Bloom Season: Non-flowering
Sun or Shade: Full or partial shade

      

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