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Athyrium filix-femina

lady fern

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Athyrium filix-femina

lady fern

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  • 9cm pot
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This fern is deciduous so all its fronds will die back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again each spring.

    • Position: full or partial shade
    • Soil: moist, fertile, neutral to acid soil
    • Rate of growth: average
    • Hardiness: fully hardy

      This is the lady fern, with graceful, bright green, filigree-like leaves. One of our recommended plants, it looks great planted in bold swathes with other shade-loving plants in a sheltered, shady woodland edge, shrub or mixed border. It is deciduous, and begins to look tatty in the autumn, so try it among evergreen ferns or late-flowering perennials.

    • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. In cold areas in late autumn protect the crown of the plant with a dry mulch of straw or bracken.