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Athyrium filix-femina

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Plant types and subtypes: Ferns

Light Requirements: part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: acid, rich

Height: 2'-5'

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: ornamental foliage, rock garden plant, shade garden plant, woodland plant

athyrium filix-femina (common ladyfern)
  • athyrium filix-femina (common ladyfern)
  • athyrium filix-femina (common ladyfern)
  • Athyrium filix-femina (common ladyfern)
  • Athyrium filix-femina (common ladyfern)

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Description

Athyrium filix-femina

Also known as:

common ladyfern

,

ladyfern

,

lady fern

,

asplenium lady fern

,

red stem fern

,

southern lady fern

,

subarctic lady fern

Scientific Synonyms:

Athyrium asplenioides

Description

Athyrium filix-femina is a deciduous fern with delicate, finely-toothed leaves. The fronds may grow to 3 feet in length with stems ranging in color from yellowish-green to red.

Cultivation

Common ladyfern is an easily grown fern that enjoys a huge native range. It will tolerate more sun and dryer conditions than most. It may be grown in any organic, well drained soil as well as in shaded rock gardens. Zones 2-8

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or spores in fall.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Exploitably Vulnerable: NY
  • Threatened: FL

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision
Division Pteridophyta Ferns
Class Filicopsida
Subclass
Order Polypodiales
Family Dryopteridaceae Wood Fern family
Genus Athyrium ladyfern
Species Athyrium filix-femina common ladyfern