Athyrium niponicum 'Silver Falls' pp12803

Japanese Painted Fern

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Noted for its shimmering silver fronds with contrasting dark maroon midribs. The deeply divided, arching fronds form clumps of large rosettes and unlike other painted ferns, this one intensifies its silvering as the season progresses. 2012 winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

  •  · Gray-green fronds with silvery hues
  •  · Contrasting red veins
  •  · Longer period of good silver color
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Athyrium niponicum Pictum

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Japanese Painted Fern

Green fronds are shaded with silver and highlighted with burgundy red;colors become more intense with some morning or afternoon sun.

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12-24 in


12-24 in



Athyrium niponicum 'Silver Falls'
Athyrium niponicum 'Silver Falls'


Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Shade Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil
Moist Soil

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant


Good Cut Flower / Foliage
Disease Resistant
Mass Plant

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Spring / Early Summer


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.