• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving Foliage
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-THI-ree-um nip-ON-ih-kum
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 24, 31 - 43
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Prized for foliage.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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