Lady Fern 2 For $11.99

Lady Fern 2 For $11.99

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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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  • 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.

  • 5
    Lady Fern

    Posted by Jason Pearson on Aug 22, 2019

    i just love these

  • 3
    Lady Fern

    Posted by Connie DeVille on Mar 11, 2019

    Package arrived earlier than expected. Flat rate shipping box was hap-hazardly taped and not completely closed. There was no packing material in the box. Plants were in a ziplock bag with the name of the product written outside of it. Roots look to be in great shape. One piece of paper was included showing a pic of what the shipped product looks like when it arrives and after it starts growing. There were no directions for planting. How deep? How far apart? On the fence about reordering from this supplier. Also, WAY too many emails are sent advert products, sales, etc.

  • 5
    Fern lover

    Posted by Mosha on Mar 31, 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 Mar 30, 2017

    This plant grows very neatly and compact

  • 4
    Name fits

    Posted by Kierra Admas on Mar 30, 2017

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

  • 5
    The best gift

    Posted by Andrew Simpson on Mar 28, 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 May 09, 2016

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

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.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April