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Fern Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium n. pictum

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 16" (Plant 18" apart)
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Not Applicable /
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Colorful fronds of grey-green blended with wine red. A showy combination of one of the more popular ferns. Japanese Painted Fern has lacy leaves that are wide, and taper to a delicate point. Spreads gradually. Perennial Plant of the year 2004.

Ferns are perfect for the shade garden. Lacy fronds soften the texture of other go-to shade classics like Hostas, Astilbe and Tiarella. The hosta pictured is Hosta Frances Williams.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • For a Shady Spot

Fern General Information:

Always welcome in a naturalized setting, Ferns like a woodland setting with loamy soil with lots of leaf mold. Most are fine with acidity making them perfect near evergreens.

Fern Plant Care:

Prefers a moist, humus-rich soil. Allow foliage to remain over the winter to create a natural mulch. Clip off dead and damaged fronds in the spring. Rarely requires division, but if desired can be divided in spring or fall once large enough to have two or more crowns.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: FEJP