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Athyrium Niponicum 'Ursula's Red'

 

Japanese Painted Fern 'Ursulas Red'

Lady Fern is a fast-growing, clump-forming fern, with arching long, pointed light green lacy lance-shaped fronds and with segments that have toothed margins. In some plants the midrib is red, in others green. 'Ursula's Red' has triangular leaves marked deep purple at the base and along the stem with striking silver white tipped pinnules. These deciduous Japanese perennials known as 'painted lady ferns' are particularly shade tolerant and are easy to grow.

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

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Japanese Painted Fern Ursulas Red likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Japanese Painted Fern Ursulas Red likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Japanese Painted Fern 'Ursulas Red'

Latin name

Athyrium Niponicum 'Ursula's Red'

type

Deciduous Fern

family

Athyriaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Japanese Painted Fern Ursulas Red likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Japanese Painted Fern Ursulas Red likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Japanese Painted Fern Ursulas Red likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

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

Athyrium Niponicum 'Ursula's Red'

Lady Fern is a fast-growing, clump-forming fern, with arching long, pointed light green lacy lance-shaped fronds and with segments that have toothed margins. In some plants the midrib is red, in others green. 'Ursula's Red' has triangular leaves marked deep purple at the base and along the stem with striking silver white tipped pinnules. These deciduous Japanese perennials known as 'painted lady ferns' are particularly shade tolerant and are easy to grow.


Planting Outdoors early

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

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Planting Outdoors autumn

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

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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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