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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

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Plants will be in seasonal condition with appropriate foliage.

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


Soil Moisture

Foliage Color

Critter Resistance



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Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina

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Red-stemmed Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Red'

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Tiarella cordifolia 'Brandywine'

Foam Flower

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Rodgersia aesculifolia

Rodger's Flower

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Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'

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Tiarella cordifolia 'Elizabeth Oliver'

Foam Flower

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