Fern Japanese Painted Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'



Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' Japanese Painted Fern's new fronds are a soft metallic gray with rose and maroon tints; they take on a deeper blue-green color as they mature. Japanese Painted Fern has a graceful weeping habit. Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' was chosen the Perennial Plant Association's 2004 Plant of the Year.Japanese Painted Fern is deciduous.

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' prefers bright to moderate shade and moist, well-drained soil. It is somewhat drought tolerant, once established, but will look best with consistent moisture.


  • Common Names: Japanese Painted Fern
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 12-20"
  • Width at Maturity: 18-24"
  • Bloom Color: Green
  • Foliage Color: Gray/Silver

Special Features

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  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits.
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