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Athyrium niponicum pictum ‘Silver Falls’
Athyrium niponicum pictum ‘Silver Falls’
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Athyrium niponicum pictum ‘Silver Falls’

Japanese Painted Fern

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 9.015.140

This selected form of Japanese Painted Fern has arching triangular leaves of intense silver with contrasting maroon-red veins. The metallic tones become even richer over the summer. Forms a small mound, the perfect size for edging a shady border or growing in containers. Particularly attractive in a massed planting or contrasting with bold-leaved plants such as Hosta. Deciduous. USPP#12803: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Athyrium niponicum pictum ‘Silver Falls’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.