Spring Garden Tips

Japanese Painted Fern

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Botanical Name

Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'

Hardiness

Zones 3 to 8

Height

12 to 18 inches

Width

2 feet (12 to 18 inch fronds)

Flowers

Grown for interesting green-silver foliage with hints of red and blue

Light

Part to full shade

Soil

Moist, well-drained, organic

Planting and Care

Space plants 24 inches apart.

Thrives in moist humid conditions.

Topdress with 2 to 3 inches of compost.

Best color in light (morning sun).

Can scorch in excess or afternoon sun.

Remove green sprouts as they appear.

Problems

None serious

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