Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’
Botanical Name: Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’
Common Name: Japanese Painted Fern
Size: 18"h x 24"w
Zones: Zone 3-8
Container Size: Large Pot Band
No other fern is as vividly colored as this Asian beauty. This shade perennial’s leaves are an attractive mix of green, dark maroon and silver. Many gardeners in this area consider it one of the best ferns for Oklahoma. Japanese Painted Fern continues to grow a few new fronds through the summer, so it always has a fresh look. It was chosen as an Oklahoma Proven selection in 2003 and received the Perennial Plat of the year award in 2004, the only fern to receive this honor. Give it a soil enriched with organic matter and supplied with ample moisture.