Japanese Painted Fern
Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||a-THEE-ree-um nih-PON-ih-kum PIK-tum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Color for Shade|
Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Best foliage color in light shade. Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8