Photos by Laura Arsie

LADY FERN (Athyrium filix-femina)

Despite the name, this is a robust native fern with lacy, light green foliage. The cultivar ?Lady in Red? has gorgeous red-violet stems and grows in a lovely, upright, shuttlecock shape. Zone 4.

Combine with: Silver brunnera (Brunnera ?Looking Glass?), variegated hostas and golden Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra ?Aureola?).