Dormancy: Winter Height: 20″ tall Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade Origin: United States Athyrium filix-femina ‘Lady in Red’ is a hot selection of our North American native, deer-resistant lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum forma rubellum) from a volunteer at The New England Wildflower Society. The lacy, light green foliage is held upright on dark, brilliant red-violet stipes (fern stems). Each plant of Athyrium ‘Lady in Red’ makes a slowly spreading patch to 3′ in 5 years. This deciduous, easy-to-grow fern makes a great blending plant for hosta and other bold-leaf plants in the woodland garden.