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Athyrium niponicum 'Red Beauty'

Athyrium niponicum 'Red Beauty' - Japanese painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum 'Red Beauty' - Japanese painted Fern

More About Athyrium niponicum 'Red Beauty'

  • Fronds emerge from the ground in the spring a deep burgundy-purple colour
  • Opening up to a silvery-green with deep purple stems and veins
  • Clumping habit with a slight weeping effect
  • Colonies form by shallow, spreading rhizomes
  • Great plant for brightening a shady spot
  • Mature colours may not show until the third year

Zone:

4

Height:

40-50 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Japanese Painted Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil in full to partial shade. Colours are more distinct in light shade. Stems can be pruned off in the fall after frost.


Athyrium niponicum 'Red Beauty' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Silver
Green
Variegated
Purple

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Athyrium niponicum 'Red Beauty'

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Ursula's Red' (COPF)

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Ursula's Red' (COPF)

Ursula's Red Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum 'Regal Red'

Athyrium niponicum 'Regal Red'

Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Japanese Painted Fern