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botanical name:
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Japanese Painted Fern
synonyms:  Athyrium japonicum 'Pictum', Athyrium goeringianum
family:  Woodsiaceae
characteristics: fern
height: 0.45m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: ferny
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour:
stem/bark: maroon
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Smallish deciduous fern, this form has fronds with purplish-red stalks and leaf segments boldly marked with metallic silver-grey sometimes flushed with the reddish colouring of the stalks. Very decorative.

cultivation:
Likes a moist, fertile, neutral to acid soil enriched with leaf-mould. Sheltered shady site.

propagation:
From spores or by division

other notes:
RHS AGM

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