Exposure
Part sun
Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Wet
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Foliage
Foliage Attribute
Silver or Blue Foliage
Bloom Color
Foliage Plant
Attributes
Ground Cover
Rock Garden
Tolerates wet sites
Water Requirements
Prefers consistent soil moisture
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Riverbend Nursery (M.S.)

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Japanese Painted Fern

An exquisitely colored fern for the garden. Mature fronds are a beautiful gray-green, frosted silver accented by delicate wine-red stems. Young fronds are lighter in color and contrast nicely with older fronds. A wonderful plant as a specimen. Deciduous with a weeping habit. One of many ferns suitable for a rock garden. Prefers consistently even moisture, but can tolerate long periods of drought once established.Can tolerate full sun with ample moisture. The color is more intense with partial sun, preferably morning sun or late evening sun, and performs best in part sun-shade.

Height:

18-24 Inches

Spacing:

24" (61 cm)

Additional:

Prefers consistent soil moisture.

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Athyrium (a-thi'-ree-um)

Family: Polypodiaceae · Common Name: Lady Fern

If you are looking for a fern to give your garden a Victorian air, these ferns will certainly do the job. Their lacy, rich green fronds grow in dense clusters, provided they have plenty of shade and ample moisture. Many are quite cold hardy.

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