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Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Japanese Painted Fern

Plant Type: Fern
MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade to FULL shade

Showy silvery-grey fronds with purple-red veining and stems. Low, mounding habit. Brightens dark spots in shade border. Partners well with purple and red foliage plants. A tough fern for the Midwest. Easy to grow. 2001 Illinois Perennial Plant of the Year.


Height

12-18"

Spread

18"

Growth Habit

FILLER (mounded)

Landscape Application:

Wonderful foliage accent or groundcover for beds, borders and landscape containers.

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' Plant Care:

Prefers consistent moisture. Tolerates a variety of soil fertility types.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 3 (-40/-30F)

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Japanese Painted Fern Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

EARLY (March-April), MIDSEASON (May-June), LATE (July-frost)

Early Season (March - April)
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate to high soil moisture.

Moderate
Moist
Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

Japanese Painted Fern Additional Information

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