Athyrium nipponicum var. pictum (Dryopteridaceae)
(a-THI-ree-um na-PAH-ni-kum var. PIK-tum)
Japanese Painted Fern
2004 Plant of the Year, Perennial Plant Association.The delicate fronds of Japanese Painted Fern are silver with green highlights and subtle burgundy venation. This low, clumping fern lights up dark shady areas and makes a pleasing textural trio with Hostas and Carex. Purple or silvery Heucheras nearby will echo its distinctive coloration. Requires a moist, rich soil.
Bloom color: none
Bloom period: none / insignificant
Container size: Qt.