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Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' - Japanese Painted Fern

Fern

Fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Japanese Painted Fern

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

Japanese Painted Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Japanese Painted Fern requires consistently moist soil, enriched 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
Average
Moist
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Spring
Attributes
Naturalizing
Container
Specimen
Edging
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Foliage Color
Burgundy
Green
Silver
Great Companion Plants for Fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple')
Brunnera Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla 'Sea Heart')
Lungwort Lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash')
False Spirea False Spirea (Astilbe x japonica 'Rheinland')
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Stainless Steel')
Pig Squeak Pig Squeak (Bergenia cordifolia (Winterglut) 'Winter Glow')
Bugleweed Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty')
Chinese Astilbe Chinese Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis 'Little Vision in Purple')
Similar Plants to Fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
Ostrich fern Ostrich fern (Fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris )
Lady fern Lady fern (Fern, Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum 'Lady in Red')
Tassel fern Tassel fern (Fern, Polystichum polyblepharum )
Japanese Painted Fern Japanese Painted Fern (Fern, Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Red Beauty')
Autumn Fern Autumn Fern (Fern, Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance')