An upright plant, the Lady Fern is a perennial native to the United States and Alaska. This graceful fern can reach a height between two and five feet tall. It boasts bright green leaves that have a fine lacy texture. These fronds can grow from one to three feet long in the right, moist environment.
Lady Fern is a Delicate Native Fern
The Lady Fern can spread between three and seven feet in diameter. However, this deciduous fern will still maintain a reasonably close look. This hardy plant can be a great addition to any garden where you're looking to have that green-leafed backdrop. Or it also performs great as a ground cover plant for various applications.
Many names can refer to this low-maintenance fern. These include Athyrium Filix-Femina, Subarctic Ladyfern, Asplenium Ladyfern, Tatting Fern, and Common Ladyfern. It's derived from the wood fern family and tolerates heavy shade and rabbits. This non-flowering plant comprises between 20 and 30 pairs of non-opposite elliptic leaflets. Each one has a narrow tip point and is further segmented into subleaflets. On the underside of these subleaflets, you'll find clusters of spore-producing receptacles known as sori that take on a horseshoe-like shape. They will be covered with a transparent protective membrane known as indusia throughout the fern's development until the plant is ready to propagate.
This circumglobal perennial is widely used for ornamental in-home gardens. It starts growing out in the early spring. You'll see its fiddleheads that have distinctive dark brown scales. As it grows out entirely, you can expect the Lady Fern's lance-elliptic leaves to have a width between 4 and 14 inches. Its stems will be slightly grooved and can range in color from green to light brown.
This plant will remain beautifully luscious well into the fall. It will lose its leaves when the first frost comes. This fern is a highly sustainable staple to bring any landscape to life as it offers expansive foliage in a pleasant bright green color. This particular fern will continue to grow in circular clusters year after year.
Buy Lady Ferns Online at TN Nursery
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.