Fern Dwarf Lady Athyrium filix-femina 'Minutissimum'

Available Next Season


Athyrium filix-femina 'Minutissimum' Dwarf Lady Fern, is a dainty perennial with arching, lacy fronds of light green. It is much shorter than the species and forms dense crowns that makes a great addition to borders, pots and rock gardens. Dwarf Lady Fern is quick to establish new crowns and fronds, forming lush strands of green. This deciduous fern is native to northern temperate regions including most of North America.

Athyrium filix-femina 'Minutissimum' Dwarf Lady fern prefers bright to moderate shade and moist, well-drained soil. It will take a little morning sun if provided consistently moist soil.


  • Common Names: Dwarf Lady Fern
  • Zones: 5-10
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 6-12
  • Width at Maturity: 12-15
  • Bloom Color: Green
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits.
  • Other Features: Container Plant.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/8. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/15 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

(Zone 7 is by far our largest group of orders, and we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!)


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Already started
    • Zone 8: Already started
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.