Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’ is a striking deciduous fern which forms a large clump of arching, lance-shaped, bi-pinnate fronds. These fronds are silver tinged with a soft blue/green and are accented by contrasting dark purple/burgundy midribs. This is a slow-spreading, easy to grow and one of the most rewarding ferns to grow! When mature, this plant can reach a maximum mature height of 45 cm and spread of 60 cm. It is a versatile plant, which is perfect for use in under-planting, beds, borders or woodlands. This plant has been awarded The RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)
Suggested Care: Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’ should be planted in very fertile soils which are moist but well-drained, positioned in a partial or fully shaded area. It is important that you do not let the soils dry out. Dead or damaged fronds may be removed as necessary but typically this plant dies back in the winter itself. Propagate by sowing spores in mid to late summer (cultivars may not come true) or by division in spring. The perfect plant as it is generally pest and disease free!
Planting Instructions: Break up the soil well before planting and dig a hole twice the size of the pot. Remove plant from the pot by tapping the rim of the pot in ‘up side down’ position. However, do not pull the plant from the pot. Firm soil after planting and water regularly for the first month.