Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Pictum Japanese Painted Fern

Frond

Frond

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Family: Woodsiaceae

Genus: Athyrium

Parent: Athyrium niponicum

Category: Fern

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: 12 to 20" tall, 18 to 30" wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Description: 

Well-drained, fertile, moist soil. Fronds are metallic silver gray with hints of red. The best color is in light shade.

History: 

2004 Perennial Plant of the Year from the Perennial Plant Association.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Lowes in spring 2007 and 2 at Home Depot in spring 2008. All 3 were planted in the Courtyard in summer 2009. I rearranged them in spring 2011 and kept one plant, potting up and dividing the others for the Pendleton King Plant Swap.


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