Lady In Red Fern

Athyrium angustum forma rubellum

Lady In Red

Discovered in Vermont by John Lynch of the New England Wildflower Society, ‘Lady in Red™’ is a superior selection of the native northern Lady Fern. Glassy red stems contrast pleasantly with the lime green leafage and are especially brilliant when highlighted with back lighting. The color on this deciduous form improves with age and does not fully display its beauty until it has been through a cold winter. High nutrient fertilizer intensifies the color but takes away from its luminescence. This is an easily-grown 2 to 3 foot cold hardy fern, and is suitable for Zones 3 – 8 where it is happy in light shade.

Habit: Clumping

Range: Zones 3 - 8 Learn more about zones


Type: Deciduous

Collection(s): Hardy, Native

Casa Flora Number: 40074