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  • Japanese painted fern
  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 1.2m

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum

Japanese painted fern

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £11.99
2 litre pot £11.99
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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

    This elegant, deciduous fern has deeply cut, greyish-green fronds effused with silver and purple. It's an excellent companion for shade-loving woodland plants, and will provide foliage interest for a shady, sheltered patio or courtyard garden with moist, fertile, neutral to acid soil.

  • 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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