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Lady in Red Fern

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  • Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 2.5 - 3 Feet
  • Width 2 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3-8

Lady in Red Fern will have you singing to your shade garden enchanted by its beauty. Lady in Red Fern (Athyrium filix-forma) is grown for its quintessentially ferny foliage that will captivate you with uniquely red stems. This perennial foliage plant will be lush and brilliant green in your shade or part shade garden and can even be grown indoors as a houseplant!

Low-growing, shade and moisture loving, Lady in Red Fern is Native to North America. Use this plant in garden borders, to add foliage interest to containers, or add it to your indoor jungle as a potted houseplant. Lady in Red Fern is easy to grow and resistant to rabbits.

Lady in Red Fern Care

Choose a partial shade to fully shaded location with acidic to neutral soil, not overly rich or fertile soil. Lady in Red Fern is perennial from zone 3a to 8b. Deadheading is not needed and the plant requires little maintenance throughout the season. Water well until established.

Leave the foliage fronds to overwinter. Plants can be cleaned up in early spring to encourage new growth. Do not fertilize or do so very sparingly and keep the plant moist. If kept indoors as a houseplant, Lady in Red Fern will benefit from regular waterings and access to a humidifier.

Lady in Red Fern Spacing

This plant can reach 30 – 36 inches in height and will spread up to 24 inches. In mass plantings, plant up to 24 inches apart.

Lady in Red Fern Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
Mature Height: 2.5 - 3 Feet
Mature Width: 2 Feet
Plant Spacing: 2 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Seasonal Interest: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Dark Green
Resists: Rabbits
Tolerates: Drought
Features: Foliage Interest, Native to North America
Uses: Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Groundcover, Mass Planting
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Athyrium felix-forma 'Lady in Red'

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Lady in Red Fern Show Reviews

  • 4
    Have some minor issues but still worth to buy.

    Posted by Bernadette Williams on Dec 3rd 2021

    Some minor issues when I received. Some of the fronds were broken and there is some brown spots on the leaves. But it's not a big deal. I just removed those unhealthy leaves and now they have grown beautifully.