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Lady Fern

Athyrium spp.

Also known as

Lady fern

Athyrium filix-femina0 by MPF (CC BY 2.5)

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Lady Fern Overview

Large genus of roughly 216 rhizomatous, terrestrial fern species, mostly deciduous, with some semi-evergreen. Typically found in moist woodland or forest habitats across tropical and temperate climates. They are favoured for their foliage, which may be simple, most often divided or heavily divided. This genus is best grown inside in frost-prone locations and doesn’t like to dry out. It may be grown in greenhouses or kept as houseplants. Commonly called lady-ferns.

How to propagate Lady Fern

Spores

Propagation is by spores in late summer.

Division

Division in late autumn or winter.