Japanese Painted Fern
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Applecourt'

Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Athyrium (uh-THEE-ree-um) (Info)
Species: niponicum var. pictum
Cultivar: Applecourt

Category:

Ferns

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

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:

From spores

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Somers, Connecticut

Marietta, Georgia

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Bay City, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Wyckoff, New Jersey

Buffalo, New York

Clinton Corners, New York

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Canton, Ohio

Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Arlington, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 10, 2010, Rat_Wrangler from Bay City, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Very pretty fern. Not only does it have the coloring, but the fronds are all 'crested' making it kind of fluffy looking. Mine is in shade under a lilac, I actually moved it forward to the front of the shade garden this spring as it is so interesting.

Positive

On Jun 5, 2007, gregr18 from Bridgewater, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is an interesting variant of a regular Japanese Painted Fern. I initially had it growing in quite deep shade, and it performed poorly. I have since moved it to an area that gets almost full sun and it is flourishing. It also responds well to liquid fertilizer.