Japanese Painted Fern

Silvery fronds with a touch of blue and deep red stems make this fern stand out.

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum
aka Painted lady fern
  • deciduous perennial fern
  • clump-forming from the lady fern family
  • arching, lance-shaped, fronds
  • purple-flushed, silvery-grey in Spring
  • greener in Summer

H 0.3m
S 0.6m

full shade
part shade


Info: The wild species is native to forests of Korea and Japan

Notes: I’ve grown this fern for several years and replaced with a new one when I moved from London in 2019.