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Athyrium ‘Ursula’s Red’


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This fern heralds the spring with broad silver leaves traced and flushed with wine red down the center. This choice cultivar has a striking, upright form that adds elegance to the woodland border. Attains the best color in light to medium shade.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 24″ / –“
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
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SKU: ATHURSRED Categories: ,
Common Name Japanese painted fern
Family Dryopteridaceae
Genus Athyrium
species niponicum var. pictum
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
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Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 24" / --"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
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Growth Rate Moderate
Most Active Growing Season Spring
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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 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 is identical. Nice vigorous clone with good silvering and wine red coloration.
Landscape Value It is wonderful in the shade garden, in a container, as an under-story plant, or in the woodland garden.
Finish Time to 4" 8 weeks in spring
Comments The foliage color stabilizes as the plant matures. It is not salt tolerant. It is normal for Athyrium roots to be black.
Grower Notes Recommend transplanting to a 4" from a 72 cell size.
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