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Japanese Painted Lady Fern in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Athyrium Niponicum var. Pictum

 

Japanese Painted Lady Fern

'Painted Lady' fern is a clump-forming fern, with arching long, pointed grey-green lacy lance-shaped fronds flushed with reddish-purple and silver.and with segments that have toothed margins. In some plants the midrib is red, in others green.

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

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Japanese Painted Lady Fern likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Japanese Painted Lady Fern likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Japanese Painted Lady Fern

Latin name

Athyrium Niponicum var. Pictum

type

Deciduous Fern

family

Athyriaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Japanese Painted Lady Fern likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Japanese Painted Lady Fern likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Japanese Painted Lady 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 Lady Fern is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Athyrium Niponicum var. Pictum

'Painted Lady' fern is a clump-forming fern, with arching long, pointed grey-green lacy lance-shaped fronds flushed with reddish-purple and silver.and with segments that have toothed margins. In some plants the midrib is red, in others green.


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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