Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’
Japanese painted fern
Hardiness (USDA zones): 4-9 — Very cold hardy
Size: 12" - 15"
Size (cm): 30cm-38cm
Height and Spread: Medium - 1' to 3' in height or spread in 5 years
Garden Use: Ferns for color
Origin: China, Japan, Korea
Probably the most well-known of the varieties of Japanese fern. The fronds sport variable combinations of silver and burgundy and green and white, that make it unbeatable for lightening up shady areas. Loves uniformly moist soil in part to full shade.