Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

SKU
03612
Beautiful mounds of dramatic foliage that will be a standout in the shade garden. Luminescent blue-green fronds with dark central ribs fade to silver at the edges. The short stature and spreading form is excellent for use as foreground foliage and ideal for containers. Selected as the 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciationa-THEE-ree-um nih-PON-ih-kum PIK-tum
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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

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