Athyrium niponicum var. pictum
Japanese painted fern
- within 2 weeks
- 2 litre pot
- Standard £4.95
This fern is deciduous so all its fronds will die back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again each spring.
- Position: full or partial shade
- Soil: moist, fertile, neutral to acid soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This elegant, deciduous fern has deeply cut, greyish-green fronds effused with silver and purple. It's an excellent companion for shade-loving woodland plants, and will provide foliage interest for a shady, sheltered patio or courtyard garden with moist, fertile, neutral to acid soil.
- Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. In cold areas in late autumn protect the crown of the plant with a dry mulch of straw or bracken