Painted Lady Fern Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Cristatoflabellatum’

The Painted Lady Fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum) is suited to a variety of shaded and sheltered places in gardens and locations such as flower beds or borders, cottage gardens, and rock gardens. The species originated from North East Asia.

Painted Lady Fern Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Cristatoflabellatum’
Painted Lady Ferns. Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Cristatoflabellatum’


This is an easy to grow fern that likes moist conditions with leaf mould of compost in a neutral to acid type soil. Partial Shade.


You can propagate more of the Painted Lady Fern species from spores when they are ripe, or divide the plant in the spring.

Painted Lady Fern Care

Keep the soil moist and take off any dead or withered fronds of this deciduous fern as needed.

Pests and Disease

This fern is generally free from pests and diseases.


Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Cristatoflabellatum’
Common name – Painted lady fern
Family – Woodsiaceae
Genus – Athyrium


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