Athyrium niponicum var. pictum

Japanese painted fern

2 litre pot
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The delicately toothed fronds of this fern have a grey-silver colour wash that’s made more attractive by purple-bloomed midribs and they prostrate on bare soil to great effect

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, fertile, neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This elegant, deciduous fern has deeply cut, greyish-green fronds effused with silver and purple. An excellent companion for shade-loving woodland plants it provides long-lasting foliage interest for a shady, sheltered patio or courtyard garden with moist, fertile, neutral to acid soil.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. In cold areas in late autumn protect the crown of the plant with a dry mulch of straw or bracken

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