General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 8 - 15 inches
Plant Spread: 8 - 15 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon

Common names
  • Japanese Painted Fern
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Anisocampium niponicum
  • Synonym: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum

Photo Gallery
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2016-05-15
Location: Harrogate Flower Show
Date: 2019-04-27
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.  
Date: 2008-06-10
The Pewter colour is set off by the Variegated Solomon's Seal.

Date: 2006-03-15
Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.
Location: Beautiful Tennessee/The Barn Nursery by permission
Date: March 30, 2015
spring color
Uploaded by kylaluaz

Date: 2014-05-05
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2012-03-25
Location: Shade garden Z6a
Date: 2011-05-27

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic

Date: 2014-05-05
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