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Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Red Beauty' - Japanese Painted Fern (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Fern

Fern, Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Red Beauty'

Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Red Beauty', commonly known as Japanese painted fern, is a rhizomatous, deciduous fern with an arching habit that typically grows to 18” tall. It features a slowly spreading clump of triangular, gray-green fronds to 20” long. Fronds are highlighted with burgundy red stems and veins. 


Japanese Painted Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Best sited in sheltered locations. Best frond color in light shade. Soil must not be allowed to dry out. Divide clumps in early spring. Naturalizes well by short, branching rhizomes and can form dense colonies in optimum growing conditions.

Height:

12-18 in

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Spread:

12-18 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Fern, Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Red Beauty'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Attributes
Specimen
Container
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Foliage Color
Green
Red
Silver
Great Companion Plants for Fern, Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Red Beauty'
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera villosa 'Fire Alarm')
Plantain Lily Plantain Lily (Hosta 'Dancing Queen')
False Spirea False Spirea (Astilbe x arendsii 'Fanal')
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