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Athyrium niponicum (goeringianum) 'Pictum'

Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' - Japanese Painted Fern- Deciduous.  Triangular and arching fronds are silvery blue-grey with purple and burgundy shades.  Color is best in the Spring.  Stems and veins are burgundy red. Japanese Painted Fern spreads slowly by rhizomes forming clumps that expand slowly.  Thrives in rich, moist soil.  Requires consistent moisture.  Light, direct sun provides the best color.  Adds color interest to shade gardens, woodland areas, stream and pond banks.  Use as a ground cover, edging or accent plants.  Mature height 15"-20", spread 18"-24"

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  • Part Shade to Shade
  • Deciduous
  • Fronds triangular and arching
  • Silvery blue-grey fronds with purple and burgundy shades
  • Burgundy red veins and stems
  • Clumps creep slowly by rhizomes
  • Height: 15-20 Inches
  • Spread: 18-24 Inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
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Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Attributes
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Container
Mass Planting
Edging
Border or Bed
Naturalizing
Woodland Garden
Fast Growing
Low Maintenance
Ground Cover
Foliage Color
Burgundy
Purple
Green
Multi-Color
Gray-Blue
Habit
Clumping
Weeping
Creeping
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Soil Moisture
Keep Well-Watered
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Japanese Painted Fern Athyrium niponicum (goeringianum) Pictum from Classic Groundcovers