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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
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
A. niponicum var. pictum is a striking deciduous fern with a shortly-creeping rhizome and lance-shaped, bipinnate fronds to 30cm, grey, with paler midribs to the pinnae, and a red-purple zone along the centre
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
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in moist, fertile neutral to acid soil enriched with leaf mould or garden compost in a shady, sheltered site
Propagate from spores as soon as ripe or divide in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden
Pruning Cut down fronds as necessary
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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painted lady fern
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