Athyrium Niponicum Var. Pictum


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SKU: athyrium-niponicum-var-pictum Category:
Common Name: Japanese Painted Fern
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: H5
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full shade, Partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Hardiness: H5
  • Eventual Height: 0.1 – 0.3m
  • Eventaul Spread: 1 – 1.5m

Athyrium Niponicum Var. Pictum, also known as ‘Japanese Painted Fern’, or Oriental Lady Fern and holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is an arching, bushy, deciduous fern with lance shaped, dark grey leaves which are tinted purple with age.

Looking After Your Athrium Niponicum Var. Pictum

Generally pest and disease free, although may be troubled by slugs/snails or caterpillars ( easily Treated ). Ferns are moisture loving plant preferring a shady position within the garden, if grown in sunnier aspects keeping the soil moist at all times is a must. Late Autumn give a good tidy by removing any dead fronds and apply a generous mulch of well rotted garden compost to help protect the fern during the colder Winter months. Plant in a humus rich soil, giving a good feed of bone meal or good quality general purpose fertiliser in early Spring. Propagation or relocation can also be done early Spring.

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