Athyrium niponicum 'Picta'

Japanese Painted Fern

Categories: Ferns

One of the easiest and most rewarding hardy ferns, this delightful selection performs well in any rich, evenly moist soil. It forms a compact clump of fronds, dark green in colour, overlaid in olive and silvery-pewter, with contrasting burgundy stems.

More About Athyrium niponicum 'Picta'

  • very hardy and easy to grow
  • very unique plant for the shade garden

Terrific for edging the shade border, in the rock garden, on in mixed containers. Deciduous. Leaves may be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring.

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24-36 in


24-36 in

Hardiness Zone:


Athyrium niponicum 'Picta' Characteristics


  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Edging
  • Ground Cover
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Mass Plant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Fall Color

  • Burgundy


  • Spreading
  • Mounding