Red Japanese Painted Fern
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Ursula's Red'

Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Athyrium (uh-THEE-ree-um) (Info)
Species: niponicum var. pictum
Cultivar: Ursula's Red

Category:

Ferns

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grayslake, Illinois

Plainfield, Illinois

Rossville, Indiana

Boston, Massachusetts

West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Brooklyn, New York

Cincinnati, Ohio

Coshocton, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Charleston, South Carolina

Lexington, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Langley, Washington

West Bend, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 30, 2007, Roses_are_red from Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard
Canada wrote:

I have excellent results with this plant and I live in the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal (Zone 4).

Positive

On May 13, 2006, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

Quite by accident, I learned that this plant displays its best color in the SHADE.
I was growing mine in part sun and was very dissapointed in the mousy, grey green color. Then one year the area was engulfed in weeds and covered over with the growth of neighboring shrubs. When I pulled and pruned everything, I was surprised to find that my fern (which had been in deep shade hidden beneath all that overgrowth) was BEAUTIFUL. It looked just like the vendor pics, deep burgandy and silver. With the overgrowth of vegetation removed from around/over it, the fern soon returned to the grey green color. I'm moving it to the shade.