Japanese Silver-Painted Fern

Japanese Silver-Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum


$12.95
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This is the perfect fern for those of you out there looking to find that right filler for your yard or garden, but do not just want the mundane and plain green. The Athyrium niponicum Japanese Painted Fern, also known as the Regal Red, is an elegant frond with delicate and long stems that sprout rich green leaves that have natural silver overlays to give it a sophisticated charm. The deep plum red stem adds a beautiful flourish and allows this fern to accent any landscaping arrangement nicely. This fern is also extremely hardy being simultaneously drought resistant while also able to grow strong in exceptionally moist soil or in rainy climates. This fern grows between 1 and 1 � feet tall while spreading out around 2 feet wide.
Fern

Planting:

Space plants according to the ultimate size of species you’ve chosen. Most hardy ferns prefer a shady or partly shaded location, with soil that is light yet highly organic. Take care not to plant crowns too deep – set them at or just below soil level. Mulch at planting time, and make sure plants have ample water during the spring and early summer, particularly during the first few years, when plants are establishing themselves.


Maintenance:

We recommend that no fertilizer be used on hardy ferns; mulching will provide enough organic matter. It’s best not to disturb the duff (the layer of decaying vegetation that covers the soil around the plant). Overhead spraying from time to time is beneficial. Divide as necessary by separating the rhizomes – this should be done before new growth begins in the spring or, preferably, as plants go dormant in the fall.


Zones:

Zones various

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