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Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady In Red'

Fern, Tatting Fern

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This fern's vibrant burgundy stems coupled with its dark green fronds will compliment everything else in your shade garden. When planted amidst the dark purple leaves of coral bells, its burgundy stems really stand out. 

Note: The burgundy color in the stems develops after the second dormancy


30-36 In


24-24 In

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Fern, Tatting Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Athyrium grows best in moist soil with a neutral to moderately acidic pH. Partial to full shade is best; some sunlight is necessary to draw out the coloring. To protect the crowns and tender shoots in the spring, it is best to leave the old fronds on the plant over the winter. They can be removed in the spring when the new fronds reach 6 inches tall. If division is necessary, do so in the spring.

Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady In Red' Characteristics


  • Ground Cover
  • Landscapes
  • Container
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Late Summer
  • Fall
  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Moist