Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum' Description
Japanese painted fern is one of the most beautiful hardy ferns ever - hands down!
Winner of the prestigious Perennial Plant of the Year award, Japanese painted fern is one of the more popular shade ground covers available today - and one that will take a wet, but well drained site.
Elegant and colorful, this deciduous fern forms a striking upright form. The fronds are a soft gray with a colorful overlay of silver accented with maroon.
Stunning when paired with other shade perennials such as hostas, Heucheras, hydrangeas, and hellebore in garden designs.
Athyrium fern grows up to 18 inches tall and is easily grown in rich, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade, but is more accepting of sun if the site is consistently moist.
Wonderful in drifts in garden designs particularly swooping in front of taller shrubs such as hydrangea Endless Summer
Special features: Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Foliage interest, Multi-seasonal interest, Pest resistant, Rabbit resistant