Athyrium filix-femina
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Hardiness Zone: 4-9 Height: 1-3 feet; 0.3-0.9 metres Spread: 1-2.5 fee; 0.3-0.75 metres Sun: Part sun to full shade Water: Medium Wildlife: The fronds of lady fern provide a food source for grizzly bears, elk and deer. Tolerates: Rabbits; heavy shade; deer Culture: Easily grown in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Tolerates drier soils than many other ferns. Will tolerate full sun, however, only if soil is kept constantly moist. Shelter from wind to protect fronds from breaking. Protect the crown with a dry mulch in late autumn. Divide clumps in spring every few years to reposition crowns at the soil level. Garden Uses: Woodland or shade garden