Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'

Fern-Japanese Painted

Photo courtesy of Walters Garden, Inc.

  • 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year!
  • Silver fronds with dusty purple towards center
  • Purplish red veins
  • Low, mounding habit
  • Slow spreading by rhizomes
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Full Shade
Full Shade
Partial Sun
Partial Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows best in moist soil.  Plant in part-full shade.  Leaves leaves on plant through winter; remove in spring if wish to.  Divide in spring. 

Spacing: 15-18 in
Price Level 1: $13.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color:
Zone: 3-8
Price Level 2: 4 for $50~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Border or Bed
  • Ground Cover
  • Container
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Soil Moisture:

  • Keep Well-Watered
  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained

Rose Type:

  • AARS Winner