Athyrium niponicum (Lady Fern)
Athyrium nip. 'Pictum'
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Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Lady Fern

Plant Type: Ferns

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A creamy-white form of Japanese Painted Fern that glows in the shade, each frond is highlighted with white centers and light green edges, compact and clumping in form, can be used as a smaller fern in shady borders.
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Green fronds are shaded with silver and highlighted with burgundy red, colors become more intense with some morning or afternoon sun.

  • Green fronds shaded with silver and burgundy
  • Colors are more intense with some sun
  • A highlight in the shade garden
Item # Pack Size  
4571205 30 3" Plug Please Login for Pricing
4171207 72 72 Cell Please Login for Pricing


14-18 in


12-18 in




Common Name: Lady Fern

This genus of ferns consists of 180 species and is found throughout the world. This type of fern is the food source for many different kinds of butterflies and will tolerate drier soil than other ferns.

Characteristics & Attributes


Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Shade Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil
Moist Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant


Good Cut Flower / Foliage
Good Container Plant

Season of Interest (Flowering)