Have any of your Japanese Painted ferns reverted? (pic)

prairiemoon2 z6 MAMay 15, 2009

I hate when this happens.....

Does anyone know the reason it does? Would you pull out the part that has reverted?

pm2

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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Boy, I don't know where my head is lately. I meant to post this to the Discussions side. Just ignore me and maybe my head will revert. [g]

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 11:39AM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

Well I was going to say "revert to what?" It looks like 2 separate plants that you could separate. And yes, I would divide them if they were mine and it looked possible once out of the ground. I like both!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 1:27PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Thanks gardenbug, I will try separating them this weekend.

:-)

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 3:46PM
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Jerri_OKC(z7 Ok)

Hi PM. I've had this revert after a few years. I read it may be due to stress (drought, too wet, too much sun, etc.) I found the following on Google:

"Mr. Archer states that the painted fern may revert to the green color of the species as it ages. This is most often due to improper culture: in his and other gardens, the most "colorfast" painted ferns grow in areas with bright indirect light and good drainage but a constant supply of moisture."

I like the green too, I just moved it to another part of the garden where the bright green worked better! :)

Jerri

Here is a link that might be useful: MOUND VUE GARDEN CLUB NEWSLETTER

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 7:57PM
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jak1(4 Ontario Can)

Had to run outside to look...no, mine still looks like a Japanese Painted Fern. It is in a well drained spot that gets lots of sun in the morning and then is shaded by the house the rest of the day. Doesn't get very much moisture though, just the normal rain and whatever I manage to provide when things are dry...

Julie

    Bookmark   May 16, 2009 at 5:02PM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

I am like you Pm2, and prefer the original, but the second part is pretty also, although it looks a lot like some of my native ferns.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2009 at 5:19PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Thanks Jerri for the link and the info on them reverting. Julie, I have a few more of them that look the same from year to year, so far. Yes, marian, I like the original and I like the other too, just not together. Gardenbug, never had a chance to check it out this weekend, but I'm itching to get out there and see if I can separate them. I'll check back when I see what's what.

Thank you all :-)

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 6:44PM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

I noticed this afternoon that one of mine has done the same thing....

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 6:50PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

How strange. I've never had this happen. I guess it does though! Now with hostas, I've certainly had this problem.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 8:41PM
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