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Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina

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Also known as

Female Polypody, Common Ladyfern, Subarctic Ladyfern, Lady fern

Athyrium filix-femina 2008 by Yuri Khanon (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    This plant has no fragrance

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    Lady Fern Overview

    Vigorous growing, deciduous fern that can grow to 80cm. Forms clumps of green fronds with toothed margins. Typically found in moist woodland or forest habitats across tropical and temperate climates. They are favoured for their foliage and 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.

    Other uses of Lady Fern

    Ornamental, shade, naturaliser, greenhouse, ground cover, under shrubs.