Japanese Painted Fern "Silver Falls" - This will look great between some Hostas!

Best 10 Plants For A Small Container Garden

Botanical Name: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Burgundy Lace' PP15072  Form: Herbaceous perennial  Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade  Height/Habit: 8 - 10"  Spread: 18 - 24"  Spacing: 18 - 24"  Hardiness Zone: Zones 5 - 8

Burgundy Lace Japanese Painted Fern - Shade perennial, Zones height Had mine for several years, love it

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

Plant Japanese Painted Fern - Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' for its dramatic foliage in the shaded garden. The dark, blue green central rib of each frond fades to silver at the edges. Excellent as foreground foliage and ideal for pots.

Japanese Painted Fern adds a fine texture to the mix.  It also offers a new color; the silvery-green fonds are flushed with burgundy-purple, adding depth and dimension. Happily, Japanese painted fern is slow-growing, so it won't take over the garden in the way some old-fashioned ferns can.  Name: Athyrium niponicum pictum  Growing Conditions: Shade and moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter  Plant Size: To 1 foot tall and wide  Zones: 5-8

Best Silver-Leaf Plants for Your Garden

Best Silver-Leaf Plants for Your Garden - Japanese Painted Fern - Name: Athyrium niponicum pictum Growing Conditions: Shade and moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter Plant Size: To 1 foot tall and wide Zones:

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) - My New Gardening Plan

Japanese Painted Fern - low growing shade perennial.  Deer and rabbits usually leave it alone.

Our Favorite Shade Garden Perennials

Top picks: 'Silver Falls' has especially metallic leaves; 'Burgundy Lace' has lots of rich purple-red tones in the leaves. Plant it with: 'Burgundy Glow' ajuga or 'Green Spice' coralbells -- all have silvery and purple tones in their foliage.

Japanese painted fern and Asarum europaeum

Japanese painted fern and Asarum europaeum -- don't forget to use this beautiful fern, it works in almost any garden

Shade plant combination: Hostas, Japanese Painted Ferns, Japanese Forest Grass:

Shade plant combination: Hostas, Japanese Painted Ferns, Japanese Forest Grass: swap grass for spiderwort? Note the ginger.

evergreen Asarum europeaum, Hosta 'June,' Hakonechloa 'All Gold,' and the Japanese painted fern, Athyrium

new! slideshow of my 54 top shade plants

A detail under the magnolia of several long-season perennials: evergreen Asarum europeaum, Hosta 'June,' Hakonechloa 'All Gold,' and the Japanese painted fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum.

Japanese Painted Fern

Japanese Painted Fern

Japanese Painted Fern, another great plant for low-maintenance gardening from 'Gardening from a Hammock.' See more easy-care plants and tips for low-maintenance gardening at 'www.gardeningfromahammock.com'.

Purple Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’)-This colourful fern is one of those plants that gets along with just about everyone.

dark and dramatic - potted Rex Begonia 'Fireworks' , Japanese painted fern, sedge and wire vine

Shade container - Rex Begonia 'Fireworks' , Japanese painted fern, sedge and wire vine

Moon garden - Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' (Japanese Painted Fern, A. goeringianum, Japanese Red Fern, Red Painted Fern) Pots - 3 in.

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