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Japanese Painted FernAthyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

  • Japanese Painted Fern
  • Japanese Painted Fern
  • Japanese Painted Fern

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Japanese Painted FernAthyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Shrubs & Hedges

Colorful, clumping, versatile fern

  • Luminescent, silver-green foliage with burgundy-purple central ribs
  • Perfect for adding interest to shaded borders, beds or containers
  • Neat, clumping growth and all-around easy to care for
Available Sizes:
  • 1 Gallon
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Shade-Loving, Silver-Green Fern

Why Japanese Painted Ferns?

This luminescent, silver-green fern will add dimension to your landscape while occupying all your empty, shaded spaces! The Japanese Painted Fern thrives in less than sunny locations and adds an eclectic, yet sophisticated feeling to the landscape.

The short, mounding growth habit of its foliage makes it perfect for the foreground of your garden beds and borders or even containers. And its airy, blue-green fronds create an eye-catching display, especially when they sway gently in the breeze. Plus, its purple-burgundy central ribs fade to silver at the edges for a truly unique appeal.

Declared 2004’s Perennial Plant of the Year, the Japanese Painted Fern flourishes under the right conditions. Just plant it in well-draining, rich soil in a fully to partially shaded location and watch it thrive.  

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We've hand-selected your Japanese Painted Fern for long-term success. And because the work has been done for you, you get a healthy, well-developed root system and nutrient-rich soil packaged with care, delivered directly to your door. It doesn't get much better or easier than that!

Don’t wait, this out-of-the-ordinary, colorful fern won't last long. Order your Japanese Painted Fern today! 

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Plant your Japanese Painted Fern in full to partial shade. It’s important to choose a location that does not receive afternoon sun. Ensure you’re planting in dirt that's very well draining to allow this plant to thrive. Dig a hole that is 2-3x the width of the container your plant is shipped in and the same depth. Remove the plant from the container, loosen the roots with your fingers, and then place into the hole. Backfill the dirt and immediately water.

2. Watering: Continue to water your Japanese Painted Fern frequently until the plant is established. Once established, water to maintain moisture in the soil.

3. Pruning: Prune as needed to shape or remove any diseased or dead fronds.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $149 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 18-24 in.
Mature Width: 18-24 in.
Sunlight: Full Shade to Part Shade
Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate
Botanical Name: Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-8 outdoors
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      4-8 outdoors

Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -30℉)

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