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Athyrium nipponicum ‘Pictum’
Common Name: Japanese Painted Fern Family: Dryopteridaceae (The Wood Fern Family)

A Perennial Plant of the Year from the Perennial Plant Association -- and for good reason! Lots of silver, lots of red. Lots of WOW! This plant will add punch to the shade border and break up the monotony of all that green. Selected by the Perennial Plant Association as Perennial Plant of the Year 2004. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Native Habitat:
Shaded places in lowlands.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom Colour
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height8-12" Bloom Time
Spread FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade Foliage ColourSilver
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness3-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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