Plant Type: Perennials
A hybrid cross between Japanese Painted fern (A. niponicum 'Pictum') and Lady Fern (A. filix-femina), this selection sports stunning frosted apple green fronds that seem to emit a ghostly white light in the shade. Dark purple stems hold the broad fronds rigidly upright. This selection is taller than many other Athyriums and is more tolerant of dry soil.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Athyrium grows best in moist soil with a neutral to moderately acidic pH. However, this variety can withstand drier soil than many other Athyriums. Partial to full shade is best; some sunlight is necessary to draw out the coloring. To protect the crowns and tender shoots in the spring, it is best to leave the old fronds on the plant over the winter. They can be removed in the spring when the new fronds reach 6 inches tall. If division is necessary, do so in the spring.
Foliage ColorApple green with dark purple stems
Plant Spread18-24 in.
Astilbe-Tall Japanese (Astilbe ), Brunnera-Heartleaf (Brunnera macrophylla), Columbine (Aquilegia ), Foamy Bells (Heucherella ), Ginger-Chinese Wild (Asarum splendens), Hosta (Hosta ), Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis), Ligularia (Ligularia przewalskii), Lily-turf-Blue (Liriope muscari), Lungwort (Pulmonaria longifolia), Snakeroot-Black (Cimicifuga ramosa), Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum)
Plant Height24-36 in.
Soil MoistureAverage and consistent water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Border, Ground cover, Container, Cut flower or foliage
Critter ResistanceRabbit resistant
ExposureFull to part shade