LADY in RED FERN Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum ‘Lady in Red’ is a widely adaptable, fast growing fern. This native cultivar is a tiny bit shorter than the straight species. Its red stem provides a nice contrast to the green foliage. Plant it in masses, or mixed with other woodland wildflowers and sedges in the shade garden. Best grown in rich, medium moisture. Tolerates dry soils better than many other ferns.
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