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Athyrium filix-femina/Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina / Athyrium filix-femina
Ground cover of lush summer foliage
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Ground cover of lush summer foliage

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Scientific Name: Athyrium filix-femina
Common Name: Lady Fern
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Will tolerate some sun if soil is kept constantly moist. Makes a nice ground cover for shady areas. For best growth provide a soil that includes a generous amount of humus. Woodland conditions are ideal for ferns because of the humus that has accumulated over an extended period. The humus also helps to retain moisture and keep soils from compacting and buffering from extremes in soil moisture and temperatures.