Athyrium n. Pictum – Fern –


comes in one or two gallon pots

Athyrium niponicum – Athyrium goeringianum – Japanese Painted Fern – This deciduous fern from Japan grows 8-12” tall and has an indefinite spread. It produces creeping red brown rhizomes and 2 or 3 pinnate to pinnatifid lance shaped silvery gray-green fronds to 14” long with red-purple midribs. Individual segments of the fronds are lance shaped to oblong or ovate sometimes with notched or lobed edges. Great as a ground covers.

var. pictum – Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’ – This cultivar grows to 18” tall and produces red stalks that hold metallic gray segments that may be flushed purple-red

When grown outdoors place in shade in moist, fertile, neutral to acidic soil, enriched with leaf mold or compost. Divide in spring.

Zones 4-8