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Pewter Lace Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum 'Pewter Lace' PP #15,721

SKU
04454
Dramatic pewter-colored foliage with a metallic sheen adds an elegant touch to a shaded garden setting. The dark blue-green central rib of each frond fades to silver at the edges. The low, spreading form works perfectly in the foreground of beds, along woodland pathways, or in containers. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciationa-THEE-ree-um nih-PON-ih-kum
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
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 NeedsKeep soil evenly moist.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Ligularia (Ligularia)

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: 5-8

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