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Fern 'Japanese Painted'

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Dramatic foliage is a standout in the shade garden. The dark, blue green central rib of each frond fades to silver at the edges. Short habit and spreading form is excellent as foreground foliage and ideal for pots. Herbaceous. 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • High

  • Height
    2 feet or less

  • Spread
    1—2 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
Plant Type Ferns
Plant Subtype FERNS
Foliage Color Silver-Blue
Light Needs Partial Shade, Full Shade
Water Needs High
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 5 - 8
Height 2 feet or less
Spread 1—2 feet
Special Uses Dramatic Foliage Color, Shade Loving
Landscape Uses Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Houseplant

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