Discovered in Vermont by John Lynch of the New England Wildflower Society Lady in Red is a superior selection of the native northern lady fern. Glassy red stems contrast pleasantly with the lime green leafage and are especially brilliant when highlighted with back lighting. The color on this deciduous form improves with age and does not best display its beauty until it has been through a cold winter. High nutrient fertilizer intensifies the color but takes away from its luminescence. This easily grown 2 to 3 foot cold hardy fern is suitable for Zones 3 to 8 where it is happy in light shade.