Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Pronunciation: a-THEE-ree-um nih-PON-ih-kum PIK-tum
SKU #03612
4-8

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil consistently moist.
Blooms Prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Rabbit Resistant, Very Wet Areas
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
CARE
Care 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.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.