Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’

Japanese painted fern

Fern Facts


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.

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