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Athyrium nipponicum ‘Pictum’

Japanese silver painted fern

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  • Athyrium nipponicum ‘Pictum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Athyrium nipponicum ‘Pictum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • Height0.3m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Leaf ColourGreyish green

Description

Athyrium nipponicum ‘Pictum’ (Japanese silver painted fern). It will produce metallic grey new fronds which are suffused with bluish or reddish hues. This species is native to Japan and it will grow to about 45cm in height.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fern

Other common names

Lady fern

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Shade, foliage, ornamental

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  • Athyrium nipponicum ‘Pictum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Needs

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

Cultivation

You will need to grow in humus-rich loamy soil with adequate moisture in a semi-sunny exposure.

Propagation

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

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