Athyrium niponicum var. pictum (Japanese Painted Fern)
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Regal Red'
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Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Regal Red'

Japanese Painted Fern

Plant Type: Ferns

A fun version of Japanese Painted Fern! Silvery fronds that have bright red-burgundy centers and stems. These colors intensify as the plant matures. Small clump; great for the border of a shade garden.

  • Brightens woodland gardens
  • Lasting color and texture
  • Great companion for Heucheras and Hostas

Height:

12-18 in

Spread:

18-24 in

Zone:

4-9

Athyrium

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

Exposure

Shade Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

Attributes

Disease Resistant
Border
Good Container Plant
Edging

Growth Rate in the Garden

Slow

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Late Summer
Fall
Late Spring / Early Summer