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Painted Lady Fern
Painted Lady Fern

Painted Lady Fern

Exciting flashes of colour to light up shaded garden corners
Grows to
Grows To
120 cm
40 cm
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Plant Care Information:

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Plant In Shade
Plant In Shade
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

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1 x 2L Pot
Item: 560931
£9.99
Grows to
Grows To
120 cm
40 cm
1 x 2L Pot - Item: 560931
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  • Enjoy a changing display of colourful fronds, including flashes of silver, purple, green, and red
  • Neat, clumped foliage provides excellent ground coverage
  • Proven performer even in darker garden corners, and a proud holder of the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • A breeze to plant, grow, and maintain to provide healthy, satisfying, and full displays
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to plant
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Witness a colour-changing display of fronds on this beautifully formed fern that adds interest to any garden throughout the year. Elegant foliage forms neat clumps to offer excellent ground coverage.

Fronds gracefully grow in arches, with a shimmering silver shade that changes with maturity, including flashes of green, purple, and red.

Ferns are fantastic problem-solvers for gardeners of all abilities looking for months of beauty, as they are so easy to plant, grow, and maintain, while retaining a healthy look across much of the year.

This hardy variety is ideal for adding natural décor to even the trickiest of garden spaces, such as awkward corners, woodland beds, and damp borders.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to grow.

What Is Supplied

Item 560931 supplied as:
1 x 2L Pot

Top Tips

Don't be afraid to plant in dry shade, just make sure these are kept well-watered.

Care Information

Planting Advice:

  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure or pine mulch to enrich the soil if necessary, as ferns enjoy a rich, fertile soil.
  • When planting several ferns, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look once maturing.
  • Individually knock out each plant from the containers. Look at the roots – if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the root ball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the root ball - the aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the crown of the fern above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well from below the fronds to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.

Aftercare Advice:

  • Low maintenance and easy to grow, just feed and water ferns regularly from below the fronds until they are fully established.
  • Will require protection from frosts.
  • In spring, tidy and add a mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the crown of each plant.

Pruning Advice:

  • Little pruning is needed and don't cut back ferns in the autumn - leave the fronds as protection for the crowns of the plants.
  • Clean up old, dead fronds in the early spring before the new fronds uncurl. Clear away any debris to encourage good air circulation.

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120 cm
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