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Athyrium niponicum pictum (2-3L Pot)



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  • Common Name: Painted lady fern
  • Synonyms: Athyrium niponicum f. metallicum
  • Position: Full shade, Partial shade, North-facing, East-facing, Sheltered
  • Soil: Moist but well-drained, Clay, Loam, Sand, Acid, Neutral
  • Hardiness: H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters
  • Habit: Deciduous, Bushy
  • Height & Spread: 30cm × 120cm
One of the most recognizable and popular of all ferns. Grey green and purple fronds, and a neat growth habit up to 45cm in height and spread. Best in shade, but tolerates sun if planted in moist soil. Deciduous.
Please note that younger plants will not develop the full patternation until they are slightly more established, and the patternation will be stronger in a little more shade than it will in a sunnier position.
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum RHS Award of Garden Merit RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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