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Athyrium nipponicum

Japanese silver painted fern

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Features

  • Height0.25m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Leaf ColourGreyish green

Description

Athyrium nipponicum (Japanese silver painted fern). This species will produce foliage that is deep maroon along the frond veins. It has silver on top of the green leaves.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fern

Other common names

Lady fern

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Shade, foliage, ornamental, under shrubs

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It can be grown as an indoor plant for the home, where it is best placed in a bright reflected light, with no direct sunlight.

Propagation

Propagation is by spores in late summer or by division in late autumn or winter.

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