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Japanese Painted Fern

  • Sun Exposure: Full Shade, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 12 - 18 inches
  • Zone: 3-8
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Japanese Painted Fern

Evokes the shady tranquility of its native Oriental gardens. One of the most popular cultivated ferns, due to the beautiful combination of green and purple shades on its fronds that appear to be "painted" with silver. Easy to grow in damp, humusy soil, not too fertile. Plant in partial to full shade. Zones 3-8. Athyrium niponicum var. Pictum Deer tend to avoid.
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameAthyrium niponicum var. pictum
  • Sun ExposureFull Shade, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread14 - 16 inches
  • Spacing14 - 16 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-8
  • Planting InstructionsSet at the same level it is growing at in its container. Firm the soil well and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareMulch in north for protection in areas where plants tend to heave from the ground due to alternate freezing and thawing weather.
  • Flower Formn/a
  • Foliage TypeFine, lovely gray-green foliage.
  • Borders1
  • Soil RequirementAcidic, humus-enriched, moisture-retentive. Should not be allowed to dry out.
  • Additional Information2004 Perennial Plant of the Year
  • Unique CharactersticsKnown for its silver-gray foliage with purple-red veins and stems with a graceful, weeping habit. The color is stronger with some light sun. Fine leaf texture. Deciduous.
  • Shipped3" POT
  • Height/Habit12 - 18 inches
  • Growth RateModerate.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A-2B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
3A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
Last Order Date Zones 1-2: 10/30/2017
Zones 3-10: 11/13/2017

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