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Pictum Athyrium Plant

  • - Hardy Fern, Japanese Painted Fern
  • - Height: 18-24 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • - Exposure: Shade-Part Shade
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Pictum Athyrium Plant
Plant Features

Japanese Painted is one of the most popular ferns because of its metallic foliage, olive-green fronds that have silver-gray overtones and purple-red veins and stems. Best foliage color is obtained when plants are exposed to some sun. Deciduous. Plants perform best in moist, humus rich soil.

Fern Growing Tips

  • Keep soil moist
  • Needs at least 2 hours of indirect light each day
  • Shows the best color with 2 hours of direct light each day
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 0-3 hours morning sun
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 18-24 inches
Habit Arching
Foliage Color Multicolored
Features Cut Flower, Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Prairie Garden, Therapeutic Garden, Tropical Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Texture
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid