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  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Red Beauty'

japanese painted fern

5 year guarantee
3 × 9cm pots £26.97 £21.00
£26.97 £21.00

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

    Slowly spreading to form a leafy clump, this decorative fern is ideal for livening up a partially shaded spot with reliably moist (but not waterlogged) soil. Its lacy fronds are initially quite green, but as they mature, they often develop a silvery grey colouring, with a contrasting burgundy-red flush to the stems and midribs. It makes a beautiful addition to a woodland or jungle-themed setting where it can be teamed with other shade-loving perennials including hostas and bergenias.

  • 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.
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