Fern Dwarf Lady Athyrium filix-femina 'Minutissimum'



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.

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