It's hard to find good foliage that's happy and healthy without so much sunlight, but isn't so bland your shade garden gets overlooked—so here's something as beautiful as it is useful in the shade. Create an enchanting look in any woodland setting, with the soft emerald fronds and gentle texture of Lady Fern. This easy-to-grow perennial can be planted in a group as a graceful ground cover, as you can round out the shaded parts of your landscape with its feathered, finely cut foliage. You can also easily go out and cut a frond or two as a quick splash of greenery when you're creating a cut-flower arrangment—it is a lovely, accentuating green backdrop to add drama to your blooms. Athyrium filix-femina
Height 18 - 36 inches
Bloom Time Non-flowering
Light Requirements Full Shade, Partial Shade
Availability: In Stock
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Height:18 - 36 inches
Ship As:NO. 1 BAREROOT
Spacing:12 - 24 inches
Spread:12 - 24 inches
Light Requirements:Full Shade, Partial Shade
Foliage Type:Finely cut graceful fronds.
Planting Instructions:Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
Soil Requirements:Acid, humus enriched moisture retentive soil. Should not be allowed to dry out.
Pruning:No Pruning needed.
Winter Care:Mulch the first winter to prevent frost heave of young plants.
Additional Information:Best to give a light mulch to conserve moisture and protect surface roots.
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