INTERESTINGLY SHAPED PREHISTORIC LOOKING FERN
- Foliage is gray-green leaves with a silver overcast that had purple stems, veins and accents
- Looks wonderful in cut arrangements
- Low maintenance and easy to care for
- Fan favorite perennial
- Every leaf is different
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Mature Height: 1-2' tall
- Mature Width: 1-2' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 1-2' apart
Why plant Japanese Painted Fern?
Got shade? Liven it up with the colorful fronds of Japanese Painted Fern. This perky Spirit makes shady spaces sparkle. Who needs flowers? It works its magic with foliage alone. Each lacy frond is “painted” with a wash of cool mint green, then frosted with an overlay of metallic silver and accented with rich burgundy and purple pigment along the midribs. And you thought ferns were just green! Plant Japanese Painted Fern in a woodland garden or on the north or east side of your home to give it shelter from the hot sun, and it will reward you with lush, bright foliage all season long.
Ferns are ancient Spirits that existed with and long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Before there were flowering plants, there were ferns, and they took the shape of ground-covers, shrubs, and trees. Even today, ferns give an intriguing primitive feel to the landscape like no other plant can. They make a space seem quiet and serene, providing a welcome escape from your stressful modern day-to-day routine. This species of fern is native to not only Japan but also Korea, Taiwan, and northern China. The especially colorful “Painted” form probably originated in Japan long ago.
How to use Japanese Painted Fern in the landscape?
In 2004, the Perennial Plant Association picked Japanese Painted Fern as its Perennial Plant of the Year. It is the only fern to have ever received this honor. Recipients are chosen based on their adaptability, ease of growth, beauty through multiple seasons, and resistance to pests and diseases.
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
How To Plant Japanese Painted Fern
Although Japanese Painted Fern is one tough Spirit, treating it well will reap rewards. This means giving it a premium spot in the landscape where it will receive gentle morning sun or dappled sunlight throughout the day. It needs shade when the sun is hottest. This fern also appreciates rich, organic soil that holds some moisture but drains well and doesn’t stay soggy after a rain. Regular irrigation is important for lush growth, especially if plants are competing with tree roots for water. It will spread slowly like a ground-cover when happy. Japanese Painted Fern goes completely dormant in winter, coming to life again in mid-spring.
How To Water
Japanese Painted Ferns thrive off of a consistent moderate watering schedule to promise best results. When this Painted Fern becomes more established they can tolerate short periods of time without water.
How To Fertilize
Fertilizing the Japanese Painted Fern should take place in the spring, but this routine isn't as rigorous as any other plant. We recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food to help give your plant that extra boost it might need.
How To Prune
Pruning your Japanese Painted Fern should be done in the early spring to trim off any winter damage. Cut off some healthy pretty pieces to add to any flower arrangement for some extra spice.
How Does Shipping Work?
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