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Athyrium niponicum - 'Pictum' (Lady Fern, Athyrium)

Athyrium niponicum - 'Pictum' (Lady Fern, Athyrium)
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Type Fern, Deciduous, Ground cover
Form Spreading clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Variegated green-silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Athyrium niponicum - Cultivation Notes

This clump forming diminuative fern requires a shady sheltered spot, being well suited to woodland planting. Prefering a fertile organice neutral to acid soil.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Athyrium niponicum:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant

Weaknesses of Athyrium niponicum

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Athyrium niponicum:

  • Ideal for naturalistic woodland planting
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Common Missspellings: Atherium, Athirium, Athireum, Artherium

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