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Athyrium ‘Ursula’s Red’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


This fern heralds the spring with broad silver leaves traced and flushed with wine red down the center. This choice cultivar has a striking, upright form that adds elegance to the woodland border. Attains the best color in light to medium shade.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 24″ / –“
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s):

SKU: ATHURSRED Categories: ,
Common Name Japanese painted fern
Family Dryopteridaceae
Genus Athyrium
species niponicum var. pictum
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time --
Flower Color --
Foliage Color Green, Red, Silver
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
How Different? Clonal, so each plant is identical. Nice vigorous clone with good silvering and wine red coloration.
Landscape Value It is wonderful in the shade garden, in a container, as an under-story plant, or in the woodland garden.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 24" / --"
Soil (Garden) Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist.
Special Uses Deep South, Deer Resistant
Comments The foliage color stabilizes as the plant matures. It is not salt tolerant. It is normal for Athyrium roots to be black.
Water (Greenhouse) This plant likes humidity, so keep evenly moist. Drought can force plants into dormancy.
EC 0.5 – 0.7
pH 5.5 – 6.5
Fertility Needs 50 – 75 ppm
Notes Recommend transplanting to a 4″ from a 72 cell size.
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 8 – 10 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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