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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
painted lady fern 'Silver Falls'
Athyrium niponicum f. metallicum 'Silver Falls' Athyrium niponicum 'Silver Falls'
Athyrium are deciduous ferns with erect or creeping rhizomes bearing usually pinnate to tripinnate fronds, often of thin texture, and they are especially shade-tolerant
'Silver Falls' is a deciduous fern with creeping rhizomes. The deeply divided, grey-green fronds have purple-red midribs, and are heavily overlaid with silver and with a central, purplish flush that develops
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist, neutral to acid soil enriched with leaf mould or garden compost, in a shady, sheltered site
Propagate by sowing spores in mid to late summer (cultivars may not come true) or by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Dead or damaged fronds may be removed as necessary
Pests Generally pest free outdoors
Generally disease free outdoors
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