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.