Exposure
Shade
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Wet
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Foliage Attribute
Fall Interest
Attributes
Container
Good Cut Flowers
Tolerates wet sites
Ground Cover
Water Requirements
Prefers consistent soil moisture
Picture courtesy of North Creek Nurseries

Athyrium niponicum

Regal Red Fern

This fern is an olive green color with a silvery overlay and has dark violet red stems. The fern also appears to be ruffled. The leaves tend to color up more when exposed to a bit of sun.

Height:

12-18 in

Spacing:

12

Athyrium (a-thi'-ree-um)

Family: Polypodiaceae · Common Name: Lady Fern

If you are looking for a fern to give your garden a Victorian air, these ferns will certainly do the job. Their lacy, rich green fronds grow in dense clusters, provided they have plenty of shade and ample moisture. Many are quite cold hardy.

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