Lady Fern - Athyrium felix-femina
Lady Fern -
Attracted Pollinators: none
Size: 12-36" high; 12-30" spread
- Light Exposure: partial to full shade
- Water Use: Moderate
- Soil: slightly acidic (>6.8), well moistened, well drained, humus and nutrient rich
The lady fern is a very common fern that proliferate throughout nearly all temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Its characteristic lacy cut, fractal fronds contain between twenty and thirty leaflets (pinnae) each cut into sub-leaflets (pinnules). Ferns are seedless, with spore capsules located on the backsides of its fronds. Lady ferns are typically a light green, though they change to varying colors of greenish-yellow with the onset of fall.