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Painted Fern - Athyrium niponicum
These native Painted Ferns are hardy to most U.S. climates and soil types and should prove very easy for buyers to transplant and propagate. Painted ferns are among the most striking and colorful of fern varieties. In most varieties, the stalks are vividly-hued, with the area along the frond closest to the stalk darkly-colored, serving as a sharp contrast to the pale hues along the edges of the fronds. Many growers rank these ferns with the Lady Fern as some of the most dramatic ferns to add to a garden. In fact, these two ferns are so closely related that if kept close to one another, they may interbreed to create a beautiful hybrid fern. These ferns can provide a fantastic pop of contrast in one's landscaping or garden, especially when used as a border plant or groundcover. This fern is great as it can grow to become one and a half feet tall and also one and a half feet wide when fully grown. They grow to become beautiful when planted in full and partially shaded locations and they can also do great when located in various soil conditions. They are easy to grow and maintain and do great for first-time gardeners or for ones that have lots of experience. These ferns grow to become very hardy and look beautiful when used for bordering a garden or also around a fence or other structure. They are great when planted in climate zones five through eight and is also called Athyrium Niponicum.
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