Lady in Red Athyrium Northern Lady Fern Plant
The long, lacy leaves are just frosting on the cake for these brilliant stems!
You will just love these stems -- they arise in a big, thick cluster and then arch outward a bit, creating a stylish vase shape that shows to good advantage in a tall container (as well as in the garden, of course!). The violet-maroon continues through the center of each frond, creating a nice contrast with the forest-green of the slender, widely-spaced leaves. Think how lovely this Fern would be as filler for a bouquet . . . if you could stand to cut it, of course!
Lady in Red spreads a bit with each passing season, reaching 3 feet wide within 5 years. The fronds are so delicate and symmetrical in appearance that you might expect this to be a "fussy fern," but nothing could be farther from the truth. A hardy native, Lady Fern flourishes despite heat, humidity, and less-than-perfect soil. It makes a great companion to broad-leafed Hostas and Brunneras, as well as flowering perennials.
Space plants about 18 inches apart for dense coverage, and get ready to enjoy years of rich beauty from ths easy-to-grow delight! Zones 5-8.
|Variety||Lady in Red|
|Zone||5 - 8|
|Plant Height||18 in|
|Plant Width||3 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Easy Care Plants|
|Foliage Color||Light Green|
|Light Requirements||Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Foliage Interest, Ornamental|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|