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Athyrium Niponicum Pictum Fern

Athyrium Niponicum Pictum Fern


30cm height / 14cm Pot

SKU: fer024
    • Add a touch of elegance and allure to your garden with the stunning Athyrium niponicum pictum, commonly known as the Japanese Painted Fern. Renowned for its exquisite foliage, this fern showcases a mesmerizing blend of colors that will captivate any observer.

      Each frond of the Athyrium niponicum pictum boasts a unique palette, featuring hues of silver, green, purple, and burgundy. The delicate leaflets, reminiscent of a painter's brush strokes, create a striking contrast that instantly elevates any landscape or garden bed.

    • 30cm in height. 
    • 14cm pot.
    • Athyrium ferns are lovely outdoor plants, often appreciated for their delicate foliage and shade tolerance. Here are care instructions specifically tailored for Athyrium ferns in outdoor settings in the UK:

    • Location: Athyrium ferns prefer partial to full shade. Choose a spot in your garden that receives filtered sunlight or dappled shade throughout the day. They typically do well under trees or in areas with indirect sunlight.

    • Soil: Ensure the soil is well-draining, rich in organic matter, and slightly acidic. Adding compost or well-rotted manure when planting can improve soil quality.

    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water your Athyrium fern regularly, especially during dry spells or hot weather. Aim to water the soil directly rather than wetting the foliage to prevent fungal diseases.

    • Mulching: Applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant helps retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds. Organic mulches like bark chips or compost are ideal.

    • Fertilizing: Athyrium ferns generally don't require heavy feeding. However, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to encourage healthy growth. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging for proper application.

    • Protection from Frost: In colder regions of the UK, provide protection from frost during winter months. Applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant and covering it with frost cloth or straw can help insulate the roots and protect the plant from freezing temperatures.

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