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Athyrium niponicum (Japanese painted fern)

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Plant description

athyrium niponicum japanese painted fern 1

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A hardy fern with apple green lacy leaves, it is useful for planting in shady areas, including full shade. Suitable for most soil types, from light sandy ones to heavier clays. Performs best in moist soil, and can also do well in wet conditions. Good for container growing, and for indoors. Mist from time to time indoors to increase humidity levels.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: wet, moist.

Clay: wet, moist.

Sand: wet.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Half strength liquid fertiliser.

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