Japanese Painted Fern
Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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