Athyrium filix-femina subsp. angustum f. rubellum 'Lady in Red'

Description: A recent selection of Lady Fern with interesting red stems contrasting well with the light green fronds with a lacy texture. An upright, slowly-spreading, deciduous fern with erect to arching habit.

Use in a moist shaded area for best effect and plant in groups for effective low growing ground cover.

Also good in pots and tubs in the shade.

Climate/Position: Prefers a cool lightly shaded site. Will grow in full sun if given plenty of moisture. Also useful as a marginal plant for bogs/ponds.

Height/Spread: 60cm x 45cm

Soil Requirements: Plant in moist neutral to acid soil.

Pruning: Removal of dead fronds in autumn or late winter.

Special Requirements: . Slow to emerge in Spring so have patience with their late development.

The naturally occurring species of Athyrium filix-femina has one of the widest plant distributions being found in Europe, Asia and North America and so relating to its early evolution.

Now many forms have developed to make them popular garden plants for moist shaded locations.