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Japanese Painted Fern


This is a beautiful, hardy fern with incredible coloring for shaded areas. Tufts of soft, delicate, silver and green fronds with hints of pink and blue arise in the spring from underground rhizomes providing color and contrast for shaded areas.

Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum' (A. goeringianum)

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 1 ft.

Leaf width : 1.5 ft.

Leaf shape : Fronds

Leaf color : Purplish at base, then lavender, to gray

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Semi-deciduous

Average size maturity width : 2-3 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1 - 1-1/2 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

Sunset zone : 1-9, 14-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Shade

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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