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lady fern

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Lady fern
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Athyrium filix-femina

Deciduous Groundcover

Height: 4 ft.

Availability: High

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - shade


Plant description:

Prefering moist to wet shady conditions, this finely textured fern will rise to 4 feet or more. With age, the rootstock rises up and makes a short trunk from which the fronds spread out above. Vigorous and spreading. Can handle full sun in wet conditions.

Keywords: aggressive, broad, ferns, fire-resistant , spreading

Plans that use this plant:Wet, part shade, Wet, shady, Wet, sunny