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Athyrium Niponicum Pictum AGM Fern

Athyrium Niponicum Pictum AGM Fern

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Athyrium Niponicum var. Pictum, commonly known as the Japanese painted fern, is a distinctive and ornamental fern species that adds a touch of elegance to garden landscapes. Originating from Japan, Korea, China, and other parts of Asia, this deciduous fern is renowned for its striking foliage and unique coloration.

The Japanese painted fern is characterised by its finely textured fronds, which are intricately divided and display an attractive combination of colours. The fronds emerge in shades of silver, purple, and green, creating a captivating blend that evolves throughout the growing season. This coloration contributes to the fern's popularity as an eye-catching and decorative addition to gardens.

In terms of growing conditions, Athyrium niponicum var. pictum thrives in partial to full shade, making it suitable for woodland gardens, shaded borders, or areas with filtered light. The fern prefers well-draining, humus-rich soil and benefits from regular watering to maintain consistent moisture levels. It is generally hardy and can tolerate a range of soil types.

The Japanese painted fern is valued not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its versatility in garden designs. It can be used as a focal point in shaded areas, planted alongside other ferns or shade-loving perennials, or incorporated into mixed plantings to enhance the overall texture and colour palette.

 

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Sunlight Partial shade
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Hardiness Rating (RHS)
Soil type Humus-rich, moisture retentive, well-drained soil. Tolerant of clay.
Soil PH Neutral-slightly acidic
Size Height: 35cm, Spread: 45cm
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Care notes Easily divided in spring. Leaves may be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring. Well-behaved, non-spreading habit.  Removing old or damaged fronds can encourage the growth of fresh foliage and maintain the fern's overall appearance. Mulching around the base helps retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
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