northern lady fern ‘Lady in Red’
Athyrium filix–femina var. angustum ‘Lady in Red’ (northern lady fern ‘Lady in Red’) brings soft texture and strong color to the east dark plate of the garden.
It is a hardy variety which does best in full to part shade but is also able to withstand dry soils in shade and full sun areas if soil is kept moist. Its dark burgundy stems are a defining characteristic for identification. It can grow to become 1.5-2 ft tall and spread up to 2 ft.
|Botanical Name||Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum ‘Lady in Red’|
|Common Name||northern lady fern ‘Lady in Red’|
|USDA Zone||4 thru 8|
|Light Requirement||Part Shade to Full Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||spring, summer, fall|
|Height and Spread||1.5-2.5ft x 1.5-2.5ft (45-75cm x 45-75cm)|
|Attracts Wildlife||Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores|
|Additional Information||Cultivated Form of a Native Plant. Cultivated form of a plant native to the Chicago Region. Dark Red Stems.|
|Location in Lurie Garden||East Dark Plate|