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Red-stemmed Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum 'Red Beauty'

Triangular tricolored fronds with bright red stems and central veins.

This relative of the Japanese Painted Fern has a broad habit with attractive, arching triangular fronds of silvery-green. Contrasting stems and veins are bright, burgundy-red with the intense colour perhaps taking up to 3 years to develop. Makes an excellent groundcover for moist shady sites. Nice addition to mixed containers or indoor arrangements. Vigorous grower. Upright fronds do not turn green in hot summer weather and have a slightly spicy fragrance. Deciduous. Easily divided in spring. Leaves may be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring. Well-behaved, non-spreading habit.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Foliage plant all season

Mature Height:

16-20 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Shade,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

GGrow on at 60-70° F to flush fronds, once fully open drop temperature to 58-63° F. Provide 50% shade, keep evenly moist and never allow to completely dry out. Water early so fronds dry before nightfall. Fertilize sparingly. Plants generally finish in 6-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in humus-rich soil in partial shade to deep shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.