All Cut Flowers  ::   All Athyrium  ::  

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum

Japanese Painted Fern

Often considered the most decorative of ferns, this deciduous 18" Oriental beauty blends gray-green fronds with wine-red stems. It is slow spreading and thrives in shade or partial shade where soil is moist but well-drained. Its tri-color fronds emerge in the spring making it a perfect companion for early bulbs. Try it with Astilbe 'Pumila' and Hosta 'Elegans' for a long season of texture contrasts.

Height: 18 in
Spacing: 18 in
Hardiness Zone: 3 – 8

We can not ship to following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA and HI.
Plants will be in seasonal condition with appropriate foliage.

Size Price Each 2-12 12+ QTY
Trade Quart $12.95 $9.95 $7.95
Trade Gallon $14.95 $12.95 $9.95
Characteristics & Attributes for Athyrium niponicum var. pictum


Soil Moisture

Foliage Color

Critter Resistance



Here are some suitable substitutions...
Red-stemmed Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Red'

Shop Now Trade Gallon - $12.95
Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina

Shop Now Trade Gallon - $14.95
Limelight Lady Fern

Athyrium otophorum

Shop Now Trade Gallon - $15.95
Here are some complementary plants...
Tiarella cordifolia 'Oakleaf'

Foam Flower

Shop Now Trade Gallon - $14.95
Tiarella 'Timbuktu'

Foam Flower

Shop Now Trade Gallon - $14.95
Tiarella cordifolia 'Brandywine'

Foam Flower

Shop Now Trade Gallon - $14.95
Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila'

Dwarf False Spirea

Shop Now Trade Gallon - $12.95