Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Red Beauty’

Common Name : Japanese painted fern 'Red Beauty'Type : FernHabit : Clump-formingFoliage : DeciduousHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : 10-50 cmFoliage colour : Green& RedHardiness : H6
Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe -20° to -15°
Sunlight : Full ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / NeutralSeason of interest : Summer - AutumnTo be Sheltered

‘Red Beauty’ is a vigorous, clump-forming, rhizomatous, deciduous fern with reddish-purple stems bearing upright, triangular, bi- or tri-pinnate, silvery grey-green fronds with reddish-purple midribs and veins.


2020 – Nice restart in mid-April.

2019 – Bought at Végétal Passion and planted in a 2-litre pot hanging from the trellis under the pergola to experiment with a “fern wall”.

See on garden plan