Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum 'Lady in Red Fern'

Northern Lady Fern

Photo courtesy of Walters Garden, Inc.

  • Dark green frond on burgundy stems
  • Native plant
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Full Shade
Full Shade
Partial Sun
Partial Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows best in moist soil.  Plant in part-full shade.  Leaves leaves on plant through winter; remove in spring if wish to.  Divide in spring. 

Height: 30-36 in
Spacing: 18-24 in
Price Level 1: $13.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color:
Zone: 3-8
Price Level 2: 4 for $50~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Border or Bed
  • Ground Cover
  • Container
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade


  • Upright
  • Climbing

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Soil Moisture:

  • Keep Well-Watered
  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained