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Athyrium ‘Pewter Lace’

An exceptional Japanese Painted Fern with pewter metallic foliage. The deeply contrasting mid-rib in burgundy-purple is a nice plus. Tolerant of heat and humidity (will need moisture in the south). Likes a rich, fertile soil. Combines well with Tiarella and Hosta.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 18″ / 18″ / –“
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
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SKU: ATHPEWLAC Categories: ,
Common Name Japanese painted fern
Family Dryopteridaceae
Genus Athyrium
species niponicum var. pictum
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP15721
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time --
Flower Color --
Foliage Color Green, White
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
How Different? Compared to 'Silver Falls', it is pewter silver rather than silver. Clonal, so each plant has identical metallic pewter colored foliage. (Most ferns on the market come from spores and are very variable.)
Landscape Value It is wonderful in the shade garden, in a container, as an understory plant, or in the woodland garden.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 18" / --"
Soil (Garden) Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist.
Special Uses Deep South, Deer Resistant
Comments Grows slowly. Not salt tolerant. Must have 12 weeks of dormancy. Foliage color stabilizes once plant is mature. It is normal for Athyrium roots to be black.
Water (Greenhouse) This plant likes humidity, so keep evenly moist. Drought can force plants into dormancy.
EC 0.5 – 0.7
pH 5.5 – 6.5
Fertility Needs 50 – 75 ppm
Notes Recommend transplanting to a 4″ from a 72 cell size.
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 8 – 10 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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