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A picture of a Japanese Painted Fern

Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum

Athyrium niponicum pictum 1 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

60cm

20cm

Min

30cm

10 years to reach maturity

More images of Japanese Painted Fern

A close up of a Athyrium niponicum var. pictum plant
A close up of a green Athyrium niponicum var. pictum plant

Japanese Painted Fern Overview

This deciduous, rhizomatous fern has an arching, mound-forming, spreading and bushy growth habit. It has pinnate, lance-shaped fronds that are green for the first year and from the second year on, are bi-coloured with shades of purple, black, white and pink.

Common problems with Japanese Painted Fern

Generally pest & disease free.

    How to harvest Japanese Painted Fern

    Generally not harvested.

    Special features of Japanese Painted Fern

    Attractive leaves

    Ground cover

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