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Japanese Painted Fern in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Athyrium niponicum 'Red beauty'

 

Japanese Painted Fern

'Red Beauty' is a vigorous, clump-forming, rhizomatous, deciduous fern with reddish-purple stems bearing upright, triangular, bi- or tri-pinnate, silvery grey-green fronds with reddish-purple midribs and veins.

 
plant Features
  • Japanese Painted Fern likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Japanese Painted Fern likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Japanese Painted Fern is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Japanese Painted Fern likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Available to buy from 1 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Japanese Painted Fern

Latin name

Athyrium niponicum 'Red beauty'

type

Deciduous Fern

family

Athyriaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Japanese Painted Fern likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Japanese Painted Fern is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Japanese Painted Fern likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Japanese Painted Fern likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Japanese Painted Fern is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Athyrium niponicum 'Red beauty'

'Red Beauty' is a vigorous, clump-forming, rhizomatous, deciduous fern with reddish-purple stems bearing upright, triangular, bi- or tri-pinnate, silvery grey-green fronds with reddish-purple midribs and veins.


Planting Outdoors early

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container grown plants out in spring

 

Planting Outdoors autumn

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Plant container grown plants out in autumn.

 

Propagation by division

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Using a fork dig up plant, trying to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the centre with a sharp knife or a spade, or by placing two garden forks back-to-back into the middle of the root ball, and pushing the fork handles apart.to lever the root ball apart. Replant the new clumps to the same depth as the original, and water well. Keep well watered until established.

 
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