Click here for the latest information on COVID-19
Every purchase supports the work of the RHS Every purchase supports the work of the RHS
  • lady fern
  • Eventual height: 1.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.9m

Athyrium filix-femina

lady fern

5 year guarantee
9cm pot £7.99
9cm pot £7.99

This fern is deciduous so all its fronds will die back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again each spring.

    • Position: full or partial shade
    • Soil: moist, fertile, neutral to acid soil
    • Rate of growth: average
    • Hardiness: fully hardy

      This is the lady fern, with graceful, bright green, filigree-like leaves. One of our recommended plants, it looks great planted in bold swathes with other shade-loving plants in a sheltered, shady woodland edge, shrub or mixed border. It is deciduous, and begins to look tatty in the autumn, so try it among evergreen ferns or late-flowering perennials.

    • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. In cold areas in late autumn protect the crown of the plant with a dry mulch of straw or bracken.

Goes well with...

  • Hosta Francee (fortunei)
    Hosta 'Francee' (fortunei)
    £14.99 Buy
  • Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans
    Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans
    £6.99 Buy
  • Marble indoor pot tray
    Marble indoor pot tray
    £42.99 £29.59 Buy
  • Hanging pot basket
    Hanging pot basket
    £15.99 Buy