Japanese Painted Fern-- I think I need one of these for the backyard!

Best Silver-Leaf Plants for Your Garden

Japanese Painted Fern has a short, spreading habit that looks great planted in a low trough set in a bright, but not hot and sunny window. Silvery-blue fronds adds a bit of light to indoor plantings. Like it’s red-hued cousin, a bit of a challenge, but a wow, too. Zone: 5 – 8

Japanese Painted Fern has a short, spreading habit that looks great planted in a low trough set in a bright, but not hot and sunny window. Silvery-blue fronds adds a bit of light to indoor plantings. Like it’s red-hued cousin, a bit of a challenge, but a wow, too. Zone: 5 – 8

Japanese painted fern. Additional fertilization may be a light application of pelleted fertilizer or liquid plant food at half strength.  Trim back browning fronds as needed.

Japanese painted fern. Additional fertilization may be a light application of pelleted fertilizer or liquid plant food at half strength. Trim back browning fronds as needed.

Athyrium niponicum “Pictum” fern has cool, grey-green, almost silvery, foliage and reddish-purple stalks that are useful for brightening dark spots in borders. (dog safe)

Athyrium niponicum “Pictum” fern has cool, grey-green, almost silvery, foliage and reddish-purple stalks that are useful for brightening dark spots in borders. (dog safe)

Japanese painted ferns are colorful specimens that brightens the part shade to shady areas of the garden. Learning where to plant…

Japanese Painted Fern Plants – How To Care For Japanese Painted Ferns

Japanese painted ferns are colorful specimens that brightens the part shade to shady areas of the garden. Learning where to plant…

Some of my shade garden’s reliable residents include: lariope, hosta, heuchera, japanese painted fern, astilbe, lungwort, ostrich fern, hydrangea, yew, viburnum, japanese maple.

Some of my shade garden’s reliable residents include: lariope, hosta, heuchera, japanese painted fern, astilbe, lungwort, ostrich fern, hydrangea, yew, viburnum, japanese maple.

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