PlantsAnisocampium→Japanese Painted Fern (Anisocampium niponicum 'Regal Red')

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Anisocampium niponicum Accepted
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Synonym

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Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

Silvery leaves are enhanced by the red stems and center veins.

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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C. Date: 2015-04-29Silvery leaves are enhanced by the red stems and center veins.
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Location: in my friend's garden in Oklahoma CityDate: 07-02-2020
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Location: in my friend's garden in Oklahoma CityDate: 07-05-2020Japanese Painted Fern (Anisocampium niponicum 'Regal Red')
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Location: in my friend's garden in Oklahoma CityDate: 07-05-2020Japanese Painted Fern (Anisocampium niponicum 'Regal Red')
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Location: z6a MA, My GardenDate: 2012-07-26
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Location: in my friend's garden in Oklahoma CityDate: 07-02-2020Japanese Painted Fern (Anisocampium niponicum 'Regal Red')
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Location: in my friend's garden in Oklahoma CityDate: 07-05-2020Japanese Painted Fern (Anisocampium niponicum 'Regal Red')
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Location: z5 MA, my gardenDate: 2011-10-10Relocated in Spring.
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Location: z6a MA, My GardenDate: 2012-07-19
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Courtesy Sunlight Gardens, used with permission
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 9, 2012 6:51 AM

'Regal Red' Painted Fern is a more deeply colored selection of the beautiful Japanese painted fern. Fronds are silvery green with beautiful rose centers. New fronds are more intensely colored.

Give this painted fern bright indirect light and average to good moisture-retentive soil. Clumps reach to about 1 ft. tall and about as wide. They die back to the ground after a hard freeze.

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