Japanese Painted Fern
Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'Item #3612 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Dramatic foliage is a standout in the shade garden. The dark, blue green central rib of each frond fades to silver at the edges. Short habit and spreading form is excellent as foreground foliage and ideal for pots. Herbaceous. 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year.