Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

  • AKA Athyrium goeringianum 'Pictum'
  • Fronds emerge from the ground in the spring a deep burgundy-purple colour
  • Opening up to a silvery-green with deep purple stems
  • Clumping habit with a slight weeping effect
  • Colonies form by shallow, spreading rhizomes
  • Great plant for brightening a shady spot

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Non-flowering

HEIGHT:
45-60 cm

SPREAD:
30-45 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil in full to partial shade. Colours are more distinct in light shade. Stems can be pruned off in the fall after frost.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
ATTRIBUTES:
Deciduous
HABIT:
Clumping