Japanese Painted Fern


Athyrium niponicum var. pictum
  • hardy deciduous perennial
  • 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

moist
well-drained

Origins: 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.