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Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' - Japanese Painted Fern
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Fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Fern, Japanese Painted

The 2004 Perennial Plant of the year, Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' is a must-have for any shade garden. This variety of Japanese Painted Fern is low-maintenance and is one of the showiest ferns for shade gardens. 'Pictum' produces 12- to 18-inch fronds that are a soft shade of metallic silver-gray with hints of burgundy. This lovely fern, which prefers partial to full shade, makes an outstanding combination plant for adding color, texture, and habit to landscape beds and containers.

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2004 Perennial Plant of the Year

Fern, Japanese Painted Growing and Maintenance Tips:

The Japanese Painted Fern requires consistently moist soil, enrich it with leaf mold or compost. It thrives in partial shade to full shade and will not tolerate full sun.

Height:

12-18 Inches

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Spread:

18-24 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Average
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Naturalizing
Container
Specimen
Edging
Foliage Color
Green
Silver
Burgundy
Great Companion Plants for Fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple')
Lungwort Lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash')
False Spirea False Spirea (Astilbe x japonica 'Rheinland')
Plantain Lily Plantain Lily (Hosta 'Rainbow's End')
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Stainless Steel')
Pig Squeak Pig Squeak (Bergenia cordifolia (Winterglut) 'Winter Glow')
Ragwort Ragwort (Ligularia stenocephala 'Osiris Cafe Noir')
Bugbane, Snakeroot Bugbane, Snakeroot (Cimicifuga ramosa 'Brunette')
Variegated Solomon's Seal Variegated Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum falcatum 'Variegatum')
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