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Athyrium niponicum

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a-THEE-ree-um nip-PO-nih-kum
Description

Athyrium niponicum has compact to short, creeping rhizomes.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
'Pictum', 'Silver Falls'
Tags:
#arching#deciduous#fronds#fern#summer flowers#deer resistant#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Pictum', 'Silver Falls'
Tags:
#arching#deciduous#fronds#fern#summer flowers#deer resistant#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Athyrium
    Species:
    niponicum
    Family:
    Aspleniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern Asia
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Vase
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No fruits. This plant reproduces via spores.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    No flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Fronds
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has tricolored fronds of maroon, medium green and silvery gray which are arching with a vase-like form. The oval blade is bipinnate with toothed segments. The plant also has green with reddish rachis and pinna bases. The new fronds develop during the summer.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No