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Japanese Painted Fern Picture

Ferns With Silver Foliage


Photo of Japanese painted fern....
Photo of Japanese painted ferns.

Photo of Japanese painted fern, a fine choice for shade gardens.

David Beaulieu

Japanese painted ferns (Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum') are shade plants that have silver foliage punctuated with a purplish color.

Unhappily, I'll have to add these beauties to my list of plants susceptible to rabbit damage. I've had some bunnies lately treating my landscaping as a salad bar, and one item they've been heaping on their plates is Japanese painted fern.

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