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Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

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

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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! 

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Product Details

    Mature Height:1.5-2 ft.
    Mature Width:1.5-2 ft.
    Sunlight:Shade, Partial Sun
    Growth Rate:Slow
    Botanical Name:Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
    Does Not Ship To:AZ
    Grows Well In Zones:4-8 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors

    (hardy down to -20℉)

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    Based on 2 reviews

    Verified Buyer

    This never arrived.

    This never arrived.

    Fast Growing Trees Plant ExpertHi Jodi! This is a pre-sale item that will be available for shipping the week of 4/15. We apologize for the inconvenience!
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    Joellyn K.
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    Looking good!

    I was concerned with the appearance of my plants when they arrived as they looked quite wilted, but once in the ground, they recovered and are doing well. Looking forward to seeing them grow and fill out!

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