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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Japanese Painted Fern (3 of 14)

Plant in average to moist garden soil rich in organic matter
Plant in partial to full shade
Height: 12-17 inches; Width: to 18-24 inches
Hardy in USDA zones 3-8:
Zone 3: Plant in spring to avoid winter heaving; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; avoid contact with salt; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage after frost; divide in spring every few years.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to avoid winter heaving; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; avoid contact with salt; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage after frost; divide in spring every few years
Zone 5: Plant in spring to avoid winter heaving; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; avoid contact with salt; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage after frost; divide in spring every few years.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage after frost; divide in spring every few years.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in fall; divide in spring every few years.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again in fall; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in fall; divide in spring every few years.

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