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Japanese Painted Fern

Botanical Name
Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 8
Height
12 to 18 inches
Width
2 feet (12 to 18 inch fronds)
Flowers
Grown for interesting green-silver foliage with hints of red and blue
Light
Part to full shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, organic
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 24 inches apart
  • Thrives in moist humid conditions
  • Topdress with 2 to 3 inches of compost
  • Best color in light (morning sun)
  • Can scorch in excess or afternoon sun
  • Remove green sprouts as they appear
Problems
None serious

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