|Common Name||Japanese painted fern|
|species||niponicum var. pictum|
|US Patent #||PP15721|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Foliage Color||Green, White|
|Exposure||Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|How Different?||Compared to 'Silver Falls', it is pewter silver rather than silver. Clonal, so each plant has identical metallic pewter colored foliage. (Most ferns on the market come from spores and are very variable.)|
|Landscape Value||It is wonderful in the shade garden, in a container, as an understory plant, or in the woodland garden.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||18" / 18" / --"|
|Soil (Garden)||Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Deer Resistant|
|Comments||Grows slowly. Not salt tolerant. Must have 12 weeks of dormancy. Foliage color stabilizes once plant is mature. It is normal for Athyrium roots to be black.|
Athyrium ‘Pewter Lace’
|Water (Greenhouse)||This plant likes humidity, so keep evenly moist. Drought can force plants into dormancy.|
|EC||0.5 – 0.7|
|pH||5.5 – 6.5|
|Fertility Needs||50 – 75 ppm|
|Notes||Recommend transplanting to a 4″ from a 72 cell size.|
|Finish Time to 4″||6 – 8 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||8 – 10 weeks|
|Day Length for Flowering||Day Neutral|
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