Athyrium

Species and cultivars you need to learn for class:

Athyrium niponicum

Common name: Japanese painted fern

Family: Dryopteridaceae

Zone: 5-8

Identifying characteristics: Fern fronds with variable coloration, mostly silver, with hints of red.

Culture and use notes: Excellent groundcover in woodland garden. Grow from divisions for best coloration.

Missouri Botanical Garden Plant profile


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