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Athyrium ‘Silver Falls’


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Unlike any other painted fern, this one intensifies its silvering as the season progresses. Winner of the 2002 “Stars of Spring” awards in New Zealand, with stunning, lustrous fronds that shimmer with its contrasting red veins. Later to appear in the spring than the other Japanese painted ferns.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 24″ / –“
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s):

SKU: ATHSILFAL Categories: ,
Common Name Japanese painted fern
Family Dryopteridaceae
Genus Athyrium
species niponicum var. pictum
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP12803
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 24" / --"
Finish Time Slow (8-10 Weeks)
Bloom Time --
Growth Rate Slow
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season --
Flower Color --
Leaf Color Green, Red, Silver
Soil Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
pH 5.5 - 6.5
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Special Uses Award Winners, Deep South, Deer Resistant
Nutritional Needs 50 - 75 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Keep evenly moist.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist.
How Different? Clonal, so each plant has identical silver 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.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks in spring
Comments This Athyrium is later to appear in the spring then other Japanese ferns. The foliage color stabilizes, once plant is mature. This fern is not salt tolerant. It is normal for Athyrium roots to be black. Winner of the 2002 "Stars of Spring"award in New Zealand.
Grower Notes Recommend transplanting to a 4" from a 72 cell size.
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