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ATHYRIUM filix-femina var. angustum
Ladyfern, Northern Ladyfern
Ladyfern is a deciduous, terrestrial fern occurring throughout temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Northern ladyfern is a subspecies found naturally in Greenland and the northeastern and north central portions of North America, and overlaps somewhat with the range of its counterpart North American subspecies, southern ladyfern. Its tall, bright green, arching fronds are lined with long, pointed, finely divided leaflets, adding an elegant touch to shady, cold-climate gardens.
Elegant and easy to grow, this beautiful fern thrives in full to part shade and moist, rich, acid to neutral soil. Regular moisture is particularly beneficial in locations receiving more sun. Northern ladyfern looks terrific combined with the bold, horizontal foliage of hostas and other perennials of the shaded mixed border, and makes a lovely, sweeping groundcover in naturalistic woodland gardens. It may even be used as an accent in woodland-themed container compositions.
9 - 1
4 - 9
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Partial Shade, Full Shade
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
North America, Northeastern United States, North-Central United States, Canada
Spring, Summer, Fall
Container, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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