Japanese Painted Fern - 5 Plants - 3.5 inch Pots
Japanese Painted Fern named Perennial Plant of the Year winner for 2004 by the Perennial Plant Association for its beauty and adaptability. Many gardeners find it irresistible. Shade gardeners will love Japanese Painted Ferns. Of course, they should be included in Japanese gardens and in fern collections.
Name(s): Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum', Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, Athyrium goeringianum 'Pictum', Japanese Painted Fern
Flower Color: None
Bloom Time: None
Foliage: Herbaceous, metallic gray, reddish/bluish blush
Height/Spread: 12 inches to 18 inches x 12 inches to 18 inches.
Climate Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sun Exposure: Partial shade to full shade.
Soil Condition: Moist to well-drained, loamy, pH 6.1 to 7.5
Features: Colorful foliage, deer resistant, insect resistant, disease resistant.
Uses: Massed planting, naturalizing, fern collections, woodland gardens, shade gardens and borders.
Comments: Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum', also known as Japanese Painted Fern, is one beautiful perennial. Emerging fronds are metallic gray with reddish/bluish blush. Mature fronds hold their color well and contrast nicely with the emerging fronds. Japanese Painted Fern is winter dormant. It forms clumps.
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