Japanese Painted Fern

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Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

The Japanese Painted Fern is ideal for shady areas in your garden. The leaf or frond looks like it has been painted with burgundy veining and lighter colous, giving it almost a metallic look. This subtle variegation helps the plant stand out, making a stronger statement in shady areas.

It looks especially nice planted with other shade loving perennials like hostas, astilbe and coralbells. Japanese Painted Ferns like a lot of rich humus in the soil. When you fertilize, mix a solution that's half the recommended strength.  

       * Deer Resistant *

Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Farm & Nursery in Denton, NC (336) 857-2131
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Tuberous Perennial - bulb, rhizome, etc.
Foliage Type Winter Dormant
Height 1' - 2'
Spread 1' - 3'
Shape Clump-forming
Primary Foliage Color Tri-color: Green, Purplish & Silver 
Seasonal Foliage Color Winter Dormant
Low Maintenance Yes
Specimen  Quality Yes
Propagate by Division
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Preferences Full or Dappled Shade. They cannot tolerate Full Sun. Afternoon Sun can burn or kill. 
Water Preferences Moist (not standing water): Prepare planting area for adequate drainage. Poor drainage results in root rot.