Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'

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Japanese Painted Fern

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Breathtaking deciduous foliage of gray, silver, green, burgundy and pink blended together, with a lacy texture.

Height

15-20 Inches

Spread

15-18 Inches

Interesting Notes

PPA Perennial Plant of the Year 2004. INA Perennial Plant of the Year 2001. A very distinctive award winner!

When to Divide

spring, only if needed

Good Companions

Pacific Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa), Japanese Windflower Anemone (Anemone hupehensis), Bugbane (Cimicifuga ramosa), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia ), Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera), Chinese False Spirea (Astilbe chinensis), Mini Hosta (Hosta ), Plantain Lily (Hosta sieboldiana), Meadow Cranesbill (Geranium pratense), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Masterwort (Astrantia major), Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Prostrate Blue Violet (Viola walteri), False Forget-Me-Not (Brunnera macrophylla), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Ground Cover
Containers
Cut Flowers
Crafts
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Gray
Variegated
Maroon
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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