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Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum')
 

Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum')

Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'). Photo: Andrew Keys

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Andrew Keys added this to 6 Stunning Silver-Leaf Plants
Back in a shadier spot, you may recognize what's become a new garden classic, Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, zones 3 to 8). Though this fern is dazzling in silver, it emerges in spring a vivid deep purple — a bonus by any standard. Painted fern prefers average to moist, well-drained woodland soil, but it will take moderately dry shade just fine or a bit of sun if the soil is damp. This one grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide, and it's a winner in almost any garden.
Grays are fabulous for a shady garden, particularly in lighter shade. A painted fern or gray-leaf astilbe will light up a shady spot in your garden.
Botanical name: Athyrium niponicum var. pictumCommon name: Japanese painted fernOrigin: Eastern AsiaWhere will it grow: Hardy to -40 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 8; find your zone)Water requirement: Consistent moisture is best for optimum growthLight requirement: Partial to full shade; can tolerate more sun in moist soilMature size: 1½ feet tall and 2½ feet wideBenefits and tolerances: This fern is deer and rabbit resistant, which is becoming more important in certain areas; it has few if any insect or disease problems; it tolerates heavy shade, partial sun if kept consistently moist, and wet feet

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kkeaton12 added this to Outdoor Ideas
November 16, 2014
japanese painted fern
westiemom1922 added this to landscaping
November 16, 2014
Japanese painted fern-- is DEER & RABBIT RESISTANT--partial to full shade --mature size is 1 1/2 ft tall & 2 1/2 ft wide--needs constant moisture
miso1 added this to garden
November 6, 2014
So much of the woodland garden is green. While shade gardeners appreciate verdant mounds of moss, swaths of sweet box and colonies of camellias, some color relief is a welcome respite from the norm. The Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum) gives us just that, sporting a beautiful display of gray and burgundy foliage with hints of subtle green. It is like that little black dress, bringing elegance and an element of surprise to the table, standing out among the crowd. Dress up your shade garden with this fern. You won’t be sorry.
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November 5, 2014
Fern color
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October 29, 2014
Nice
Julie Banfield added this to garden
October 25, 2014
The Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum)
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October 12, 2014
beautiful plant- Japanese painted fern
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October 11, 2014
Athyrium nipponicum var. pictum (Japanese Painted Fern)
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October 8, 2014
Japanese garden
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October 6, 2014
Beautiful
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October 3, 2014
Japanese painted fern
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September 28, 2014
Japanese painted fern
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September 17, 2014
Japanese Painted Fern in Stone bed /shade
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September 12, 2014
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Japanese painted fern -40' but wet feet, shade
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September 10, 2014
Japanese painted fern
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September 9, 2014
Botanical name: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Common name: Japanese painted fern
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September 8, 2014
Japanese Painted Fern
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September 7, 2014
Japanese painted fern
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September 7, 2014
Love this fern
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September 7, 2014
Silvery Colored Fern
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September 7, 2014
Japanese painted fern
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September 6, 2014
like the fern
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September 6, 2014
Botanical name: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Common name: Japanese painted fern Origin: Eastern Asia Where will it grow: Hardy to -40 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 8; find your zone) Water requirement: Consistent moisture is best for optimum growth Light requirement: Partial to full shade; can tolerate more sun in moist soil Mature size: 1½ feet tall and 2½ feet wide Benefits and tolerances: This fern is deer and rabbit resistant, which is becoming more important in certain areas; it has few if any insect or disease problems; it tolerates heavy shade, partial sun if kept consistently moist, and wet feet
kbingaman3 added this to kbingaman3's Ideas
September 6, 2014
Japanese painted fern
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September 5, 2014
Japanese painted fern
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September 4, 2014
good for zone 2-3
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September 4, 2014
Botanical name: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Common name: Japanese painted fern Origin: Eastern Asia Where will it grow: Hardy to -40 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 8; find your zone) Water requirement: Consistent moisture is best for optimum growth Light requirement: Partial to full shade; can tolerate more sun in moist soil Mature size: 1½ feet tall and 2½ feet wide Benefits and tolerances: This fern is deer and rabbit resistant, which is becoming more important in certain areas; it has few if any insect or disease problems; it tolerates heavy shade, partial sun if kept consistently moist, and wet feet
Garden & Library added this to toffeeman's ideas
September 4, 2014
japanese painted fern
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September 4, 2014
Seasonal interest: Japanese painted fern sends up fronds almost overnight in midspring. It frequently takes on the form of caricatures, with interpretation left up to the imaginative gardener. By midsummer, when many ferns are looking tired, this fern holds its own with style. When to plant: This fern is best planted in spring and fall. Distinguishing traits. This fern’s coloration is what sets it apart from all others. Its sultry blend of silver-gray with welcome burgundy notes is an attention getter.
marykoncak added this to plantings
September 4, 2014
deer and rabbit resistant ferns
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September 4, 2014
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Japanese painted fern Consistent moisture is best for optimum growth. Partial to full shade; can tolerate more sun in moist soil. 1½ feet tall and 2½ feet wide. deer and rabbit resistant; it has few if any insect or disease problems; it tolerates heavy shade, partial sun if kept consistently moist, and wet feet
Teresa Dennis Garden Design added this to PLANTS
September 3, 2014
Botanical name: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Common name: Japanese painted fern Origin: Eastern Asia Where will it grow: Hardy to -40 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 8; find your zone) Water requirement: Consistent moisture is best for optimum growth Light requirement: Partial to full shade; can tolerate more sun in moist soil Mature size: 1½ feet tall and 2½ feet wide Benefits and tolerances: This fern is deer and rabbit resistant, which is becoming more important in certain areas; it has few if any insect or disease problems; it tolerates heavy shade, partial sun if kept consistently moist, and wet feet
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September 3, 2014
Japaneese painted fern
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September 3, 2014
Japanese painted fern. Hardy to 40 below.
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September 3, 2014
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September 3, 2014
Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum')
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September 3, 2014
Japanese painted fern, grows well in shade
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September 3, 2014
Japanese Painted Fern
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September 3, 2014
Japanese painted fern...
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September 3, 2014
Botanical name: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Common name: Japanese painted fern Origin: Eastern Asia Where will it grow: Hardy to -40 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3
nanette32005 added this to Landscape Ideas
September 3, 2014
Great for shady locations. Botanical name: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Common name: Japanese painted fern Origin: Eastern Asia Where will it grow: Hardy to -40 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 8; find your zone) Water requirement: Consistent moisture is best for optimum growth Light requirement: Partial to full shade; can tolerate more sun in moist soil Mature size: 1½ feet tall and 2½ feet wide Benefits and tolerances: This fern is deer and rabbit resistant, which is becoming more important in certain areas; it has few if any insect or disease problems; it tolerates heavy shade, partial sun if kept consistently moist, and wet feet
anirudh morija added this to anirudhmorija's ideas
September 3, 2014
The Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum)
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September 3, 2014
japanese painted fern
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September 3, 2014
Botanical name: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Common name: Japanese painted fern
robert123456789 added this to robert123456789's ideas
September 3, 2014
Great accent fern. Blends well with stone and contrast well with flowers.
Mary added this to garden ideas
September 3, 2014
Love this fern and its color
cornonthecob added this to cornonthecob's ideas
September 3, 2014
Shade ferns
julie0911 added this to julie0911's Favorites
September 3, 2014
Botanical name: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Common name: Japanese painted fern Origin: Eastern Asia Where will it grow: Hardy to -40 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 8; find your zone) Water requirement: Consistent moisture is best for optimum growth Light requirement: Partial to full shade; can tolerate more sun in moist soil Mature size: 1½ feet tall and 2½ feet wide Benefits and tolerances: This fern is deer and rabbit resistant, which is becoming more important in certain areas; it has few if any insect or disease problems; it tolerates heavy shade, partial sun if kept consistently moist, and wet feet
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September 3, 2014
japanese painted fern
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September 3, 2014
unusual
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September 3, 2014
Fern
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September 3, 2014
Fougères ombre
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September 3, 2014
Painted ferns
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September 3, 2014
Japanese fern
shstringer added this to Home Garden ideas
September 3, 2014
Likes shade
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September 3, 2014
thyrium niponicum var. pictum Common name: Japanese painted fern; weather resistance; partial-full shade; moisture; max: 1.5 feet; deer & rabbit resistant
gwill24 added this to gwill24's Ideas
September 3, 2014
Great for super shady side of my new house
Joanne Bala added this to joanne_bala's Ideas
September 3, 2014
Japanese ferns are so beautiful !
saintfloriandals added this to landscape
September 3, 2014
interesting color, but not sure it would go with the colors I like
pfosterm added this to pfosterm's ideas
September 2, 2014
Plant
cbmitchell added this to Plants
September 2, 2014
Japanese painted fern, likes moist soil and lots of compost, deep shade to some shade, 1.5' tall x 2.5' wide when mature
mom2bassets added this to mom2bassets's Ideas
September 2, 2014
Japanese painted fern
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September 2, 2014
Japanese painted fern Athyrium niponicum var. pictum
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September 2, 2014
Japanese fern
Katie Bosma added this to Landscape Ideas
August 31, 2014
White (ish) ferns for contrast
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August 14, 2014
Japanese painted fern
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August 6, 2014
Color
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August 4, 2014
Japanese painted fern
Ella added this to plants
August 2, 2014
Fern
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August 1, 2014
Japanese painted fern
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May 19, 2014
Plantes belles de soir Back in a shadier spot, you may recognize what's become a new garden classic, Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, zones 3 to 8). Though this fern is dazzling in silver, it emerges in spring a vivid deep purple — a bonus by any standard. Painted fern prefers average to moist, well-drained woodland soil, but it will take moderately dry shade just fine or a bit of sun if the soil is damp. This one grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide, and it's a winner in almost any garden.
mrsmiling added this to Landscape Ideas
May 7, 2014
LOVE this fern
bellhall added this to gardening
May 3, 2014
Moon
Jescalyn Vazquez added this to Patio
April 10, 2014
Shade pot plant
kaip3 added this to kaip3's Ideas
March 6, 2014
Color
dragon19 added this to dragon19's Ideas
March 2, 2014
Fern colour
kingston116 added this to LANDSCAPING
February 25, 2014
JAPENSE PAINTED FERN
By The Blade Lawn and Landscape added this to Deer Proof Landscapes
February 25, 2014
Japanese painted fern 1
susanputman added this to Akse Landscape
February 15, 2014
ferns by plunge pool
Stephanie Bill added this to Low Landscape
February 11, 2014
Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
ncsvehla added this to ncsvehla's Ideas
December 27, 2013
Outside plant
abigailandgreg added this to abigailandgreg's ideas
December 13, 2013
Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, zones 3 to 8) Shade
phoenix7232002 added this to Exterior Ideas
November 19, 2013
I want to plant these next spring
jjdavidlynn added this to jjdavidlynn's ideas
November 19, 2013
Color
beattyjohns added this to The Rustic Gardener Ideabook
November 15, 2013
Ferns are fractals made tangible.
By The Blade Lawn and Landscape added this to Lindenbaum
October 18, 2013
japanese painted fern
vswaits added this to Patio & Gardens
September 29, 2013
Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum')
dorseyleslie added this to Shade plants
September 29, 2013
Modern color
joztemiz added this to Plants
September 22, 2013
Unique color
patccccc added this to patccccc's ideas
August 29, 2013
love gray in shady spot
pammms added this to Garden pictures
August 28, 2013
nice plant
sandy125e added this to Garden Ideas
August 19, 2013
japanese painted fern
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August 18, 2013
Plant
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August 10, 2013
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Maya Hill added this to Plants
July 28, 2013
Oklahoma Drought Tolerant: Back in a shadier spot, you may recognize what's become a new garden classic, Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, zones 3 to 8). Though this fern is dazzling in silver, it emerges in spring a vivid deep purple — a bonus by any standard. Painted fern prefers average to moist, well-drained woodland soil, but it will take moderately dry shade just fine or a bit of sun if the soil is damp. This one grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide, and it's a winner in almost any garden.
kayjayy added this to Outdoor
July 14, 2013
Japanese Fern
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July 9, 2013
painted fern page 1
leannbond added this to Backyard Bath
July 7, 2013
Shade
animalover22 added this to animalover22's ideas
June 30, 2013
Color
sandrabwask added this to sandrabwask's Ideas
June 22, 2013
Very pretty!
goldbracelet added this to front garden
June 18, 2013
plants for japanese garden
leschander27 added this to leschander27's ideas
June 16, 2013
color and shape
romanticdomestic added this to Yard
June 12, 2013
Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum')
kcking added this to japanese garden
May 31, 2013
idea for variety and colour but does it need water ? It's a fern....
asusan1953 added this to plants
May 26, 2013
Japanese painted fern
timothybaker added this to timothybaker's ideas
May 21, 2013
woodland garden
Danielle Boydston Lawrence added this to Woodland garden
May 13, 2013
Love the fern color!
jeffersonx added this to Landscape Ideas
May 5, 2013
Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, zones 3 to 8)
Mary Rocz added this to Rocz Garden Plan
May 2, 2013
under cedars
szmile added this to Architect-Suz3
May 2, 2013
Japanese painted fern
19rosie60 added this to Every green plants
May 1, 2013
Great silvery plants that can take some shade
Design Inspiration, Inc. added this to Gardening
April 28, 2013
for moon garden
Ammie Kamrath added this to ammie_kamrath's ideas
April 25, 2013
pool
djaren added this to djaren's ideas
April 7, 2013
shade tollerant
Donna Strader added this to GARDEN
April 7, 2013
Back in a shadier spot, you may recognize what's become a new garden classic, Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, zones 3 to 8). Though this fern is dazzling in silver, it emerges in spring a vivid deep purple — a bonus by any standard. Painted fern prefers average to moist, well-drained woodland soil, but it will take moderately dry shade just fine or a bit of sun if the soil is damp. This one grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide, and it's a winner in almost any garden.
jmkelly170 added this to Outside
April 3, 2013
Fern
aw33 added this to Landscape Ideas
March 30, 2013
colour
grandmasTAN added this to shady gardens
March 21, 2013
painted fern, Japanese
mchllstratton added this to gardens
March 13, 2013
Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, zones 3 to 8). Though this fern is dazzling in silver, it emerges in spring a vivid deep purple — a bonus by any standard. Painted fern prefers average to moist, well-drained woodland soil, but it will take moderately dry shade just fine or a bit of sun if the soil is damp. This one grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide
monkoala added this to yard
March 5, 2013
from article "Back in the sun, here's one of my all-time favorites: 'Helene von Stein' lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina 'Helene von Stein', zones 4 to 9). I can't say enough good things about 'Helene.' From a couple of gallon pots, I've divided this plant enough to produce an army in my garden after only a few years."
lisabowers added this to landscape
February 23, 2013
Gray
gayleensharon added this to gayleensharon's ideas
February 16, 2013
japanese painted fern
zepper added this to Moms Landscape
February 8, 2013
for under the big ferns by plunge pool
Dawn Taillon added this to Plants for new home, plants for old home
February 6, 2013
woodland garden plant, well drained, moist, in planter or container with drip
sgrodner added this to GARDEN
February 4, 2013
Japanese Painted Fern
betsy1956 added this to betsy1956's ideas
January 28, 2013
Gray plant for shade...put something orange with it if possible
af designs added this to landscape ideas
January 22, 2013
Color
kdmegginson added this to Shade plant ideas
January 19, 2013
Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum)-white plant
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January 11, 2013
Japanese painted fern
Katherine Stangle added this to Pickard-Smith Landscape
January 8, 2013
Athyrium (Japanese Painted Fern)
brendawilliamson added this to plants to consider/look for
January 8, 2013
one of my all time favorites
Adcock-Smith Design added this to My garden palette
January 6, 2013
Love silvery color of this fern
darrjill added this to Landscape flower and plant ideas
December 10, 2012
Shade
gailjacobson added this to Gardens
December 4, 2012
Silver fern
susanjo added this to susanjo's ideas
November 18, 2012
shade
tallulah803 added this to tallulah803's ideas
November 15, 2012
japanese painted fern
cmbustria added this to Gazebo Garden Project
November 7, 2012
Color
pjnation added this to pjnation's ideas
November 3, 2012
moon garden ?? may be too hot for Hurricane
donnaking8 added this to gardens
October 7, 2012
Ooooo!
craftycafe added this to craftycafe Landscaping
October 5, 2012
white firn
jeanrlee added this to jeanrlee's ideas
October 1, 2012
shade garden
cynthiambs added this to gardens
September 26, 2012
shade
nanabak added this to landscape ideas
September 23, 2012
Grays are fabulous for a shady garden, particularly in lighter shade. A painted fern or gray-leaf astilbe will light up a shady spot in your garden.
gdeziner1 added this to gdeziner1's ideas
September 19, 2012
its for shade & the color
lipstick58 added this to lipstick58's ideas
September 19, 2012
for my shady spots
sherigregg added this to garden plants
September 18, 2012
gray-leaf astilbe for shady spots in garden.
slmsdrs12 added this to slmsdrs12's ideas
September 18, 2012
Painted ferns are the gray colors needed for a shady garden.
mansionlover added this to mansionlover's ideas
September 17, 2012
Grays are fabulous for a shady garden, particularly in lighter shade. A painted fern or gray-leaf astilbe will light up a shady spot in your garden.
readymixrob added this to readymixrob's Favorites
September 17, 2012
COLOR
100400 added this to 100400's ideas
September 17, 2012
moon garden or?
emweeksv added this to emweeksv's Favorites
September 17, 2012
grey color ferns
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September 17, 2012
astilbe
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September 17, 2012
art
Susan Pickering Real Estate Photography added this to Outdoors
September 16, 2012
Gray fern
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September 16, 2012
Silver ferns
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September 16, 2012
The color
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September 16, 2012
Astilbe
Swan added this to Patio_Yard
September 16, 2012
Grey fern
hounz added this to hounz's ideas
September 16, 2012
Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum').
suzy99 added this to GARDENING
September 16, 2012
grey in shade!
daobrien added this to daobrien's ideas
September 16, 2012
Different kind of fern
321orchard added this to 321orchard's ideas
September 16, 2012
Nice change in plants
texascowgirl added this to texascowgirl's ideas
September 16, 2012
like
taddpeake added this to bits and pieces
September 16, 2012
Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, zones 3 to 8). shade, average to moist well drained woodland soil
maureenrowland added this to maureenrowland's ideas
September 16, 2012
I have two shady spots beside our pond and I have been looking for just the right ferns and this is it.
Laurie Landry added this to court yard
September 15, 2012
painted fern or astilbe
adripatt added this to yard
September 15, 2012
Astilbe
helinka added this to helinka's Ideas
September 15, 2012
Grey leaf astible fern
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September 15, 2012
beautiful grey/lavendar hues in painted fern and astilbe
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September 14, 2012
garden
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September 9, 2012
Japanese Painted Fern
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September 9, 2012
End of turn-around in shade
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September 3, 2012
Japanese painted fern
daisybug74 added this to daisybug74's ideas
September 2, 2012
purple and silver and handles the shade - front beds
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August 23, 2012
Plants
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August 18, 2012
silver shade fern - Japanese painted fern
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August 15, 2012
Changing foliage color
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August 6, 2012
Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum)
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August 5, 2012
Japanese painted dern
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August 4, 2012
Back in a shadier spot, you may recognize what's become a new garden classic, Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, zones 3 to 8). Though this fern is dazzling in silver, it emerges in spring a vivid deep purple — a bonus by any standard. Painted fern prefers average to moist, well-drained woodland soil, but it will take moderately dry shade just fine or a bit of sun if the soil is damp. This one grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide, and it's a winner in almost any garden.
ekeigher added this to plants
August 3, 2012
Japanese Painted Fern
Chat Noir added this to chatnoir's ideas
July 11, 2012
A new garden classic, Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, zones 3 to 8).
cordelia2003 added this to external
June 27, 2012
back yard - Susan has some to give us
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June 24, 2012
silver purple fern
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June 23, 2012
Ya know
marleehosho added this to marleehosho's Ideas
June 23, 2012
Silver leaves
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June 19, 2012
Japanese painted fern (shade)
steveburgett added this to Flowers
June 8, 2012
Back in a shadier spot, you may recognize what's become a new garden classic, Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, zones 3 to 8).
Kerri Dellatacoma added this to Gardening
June 8, 2012
I need more shade plants!
lwilsoningram added this to landscaping
June 6, 2012
japanese painted fern.....love the dark dusty green and purple
ksumonkeyboy added this to Garden
June 2, 2012
Japanese painted fern - zones 3-8, deep puple in spring, moderately dry shade or slight sun with damp soil, 1-2 ft tall and wide
Elve Bender added this to taimevalik
May 29, 2012
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum
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May 27, 2012
Back in a shadier spot, you may recognize what's become a new garden classic, Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, zones 3 to 8). Though this fern is dazzling in silver, it emerges in spring a vivid deep purple — a bonus by any standard. Painted fern prefers average to moist, well-drained woodland soil, but it will take moderately dry shade just fine or a bit of sun if the soil is damp. This one grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide,
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