Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum ‘Lady In Red’

('Lady In Red', Fern)


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Lady in Red’ is a cultivar that typically grows slightly smaller (18-30″ tall) and features elliptic lacy light green fronds with contrasting burgundy-red stipes. Synonymous with Athyrium angustum f. rubellum ‘Lady in Red’. Athyrium filix-femina, commonly called lady fern, is a deciduous fern that features lacy-cut, 2 to 3-pinnate or pinnatifid, finely-divided, lanceolate, light green fronds which grow in a dense circular shuttlecock-like clump to 2-3′ tall. Each frond (leaf) has twenty to thirty pairs of elliptic non-opposite pinna (leaflets) with narrow pointed tips. Each pinna is divided into deeply-cut lanceolate to oblong pinnules (subleaflets). Sori and indusia are found on the undersides of the pinnules. This is a circumglobal species which is found in rich moist woods, thickets, fields, meadows and ravines throughout northern North America, Europe and Asia.   (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Out of stock


Easily grown in humusy, organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Best sited in sheltered locations. Soil must not be allowed to dry out. Naturalizes well by creeping rhizomes and can form colonies in optimum growing conditions.   (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

'Lady In Red', Fern

Botanical Name

Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum 'Lady In Red'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade


2 to 2 1/2 feet


2 to 2 1/2 feet

Soil Condition

High in Organic Matter

Water Needs




Foliage Color

light green

Deer Resistant


Pin It on Pinterest