Japanese Painted Fern (Anisocampium niponicum)

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

Also sold as:
'Pictum'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 12-24 inches
Plant Spread: 24-30 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Suitable Locations: Terrariums
Bog gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Spores
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: 2004 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum. Under Hinoki Cypress. Bright shad

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Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Jul 28, 2012 5:25 PM

In both 2011 and 2012 this fern has exceeded 24" in diameter. With this year's moderate drought, temperatures regularly in the 90's, and little supplemental water (a good soaking every two weeks), this fern is holding up surprisingly well. The colors are amazing, with at least three distinct palettes depending on the age of the fronds.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 14, 2012 11:31 AM

This fern is noted for its striking silver green fronds. In spring, its fiddleheads emerge with a rosy glow. Clumps normally grow to about 18 inches tall and do best in good soil with a little morning sun and light shade thereafter. Some bright light is needed to bring out the beautiful coloration. Use the Japanese Painted Fern to add splashes of silver to your garden.

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