Japanese Lady Fern (Athyrium niponicum)

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Japanese Lady Fern (Athyrium niponicum)


*Stock note: We are currently out of 4" starts of this fern but 6" starts are available in limited quantities for $10.00 each!*

These plants are not grown from the typical species itself but are selected reversions from A. niponicum 'Pictum' sporlings. The foliage coloration is an overall luminescent green while the stipe and rachis maintain varying degrees of burgundy coloration. The form Athyrium niponicum 'Branford Rambler' is merely a selected form of this species with good red stipe coloring and a chartreuse cast to the fronds. Some nurseries refer to this reverted green form as 'Metallicum', which is actually the name assigned by Japanese authors to painted forms. It shows you what can happen when no one bothers to actually seriously spend time to research and verify information!

Frond Condition: Deciduous
Mature Height: 12-24" (1-2')
Origin: East Asia
Cultural Requirements:  Partly Shaded, Full Shade, Evenly Moist
USDA Zones: 4,5,6,7,8
Notes:  colonizing (spreads via underground rhizome)

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