Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'

$20.00$34.00 + GST

A dense herbaceous fern; is one of the hardiest, with a shapely form. Grows in a graceful arch. Compound leaves are dark green in colour, glazed with olive and pewter tones it is accented by burgundy stems. This general garden plant brings a fine and delicate texture to the landscape.

TYPE Perennial SUN Part Shade to Full Shade
HEIGHT 1.7 ft SOIL Moist
SPREAD 1.3 ft FLOWER No Flower
ZONE 4 FRUIT Edible Foliage, No Fruit
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Latin Name: Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'

Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate


Variegated foliage with silver hues in spring, becoming greener


Attracts butterflies


Deer and rabbit resistant


Used as a border plant, in edging or in a massed planting


Plant in a part shade to full shade location


Prefers moist, rich, acidic soils - will even tolerate some standing water


Low maintenance


Leaves may be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring

Clump Division:

Easily divided in spring, every 3 to 4 years

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Young shoots, harvested before they've unfolded (called croziers or fiddleheads) can be eaten cooked - DO NOT EAT RAW (contains thiaminase which is an enzyme that robs the body of its vitamin B complex).


DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

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Pot Size

#1 Pot, #2 Pot