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Athyrium goeringianum /Japanese Silver-Painted Fern


Clumps of the fern in summer

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Scientific Name: Athyrium goeringianum
Common Name: Japanese Silver-Painted Fern
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Useful as a ground cover and effective in rock and woodland gardens. Ferns are well adapted to grow in woodland landscapes and other naturalistic sites where humus has accumulated over an extended period. The humus helps to conserve moisture and buffers soils from extremes in soil moisture and soil temperatures. Fertilize ferns a couple of times during the summer months to encourage new foliage growth.