Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

SKU
3612
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Dramatic high-contrast color is a stand-out against darker greens of the shade garden. Each frond bears darker, blue green central rib that fades to silver variegation at the edges. Short stature and spreading form is excellent foreground foliage and ideal for pots. A low-point problem solver that prefers moist to wet soils. Herbaceous perennial. Full to part shade. Moderate growing 18 in. to 2 ft. tall and wide. Hardy. 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year.
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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, Houseplant, 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.
Key FeatureDramatic 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.

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