Common Name : lady fern 'Lady in Red'Family : AthyriaceaeType : FernHabit : Clump-formingSpread : 10-50 cmFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : Deep green& RedHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°Sunlight : Part Shade / Full ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drained / Poorly-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn
Attractive dark green fronds with deep maroon-red central stems; clump-forming and dense, perfect for shady spots; beautiful in masses on the edges of ponds or streams
Lady in Red Fern’s attractive ferny bipinnately compound leaves emerge indian red in spring, turning dark green in color throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.
Lady in Red Fern is a dense herbaceous fern with a shapely form and gracefully arching fronds. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don’t particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics. [Meadows Farms]