northern lady fern ‘Lady in Red’

Athyrium filixfemina 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’
Family Woodsiaceae
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)
Flower Color Non-Flowering
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