|Common Name||Japanese painted fern|
|species||niponicum var. pictum|
|US Patent #||--|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Foliage Color||Green, Red, Silver|
|Exposure||Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|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.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||24" / 24" / --"|
|Soil (Garden)||Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|Special Uses||Award Winners, Deep South, Deer Resistant|
|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.|
Athyrium ‘Silver Falls’
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.
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This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 24″ / –“
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): —
|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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