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
Fern Japanese Painted Fern Burgundy Lace Height: Medium 1-3" (Plant 2 apart) Bloom Time: Not Applicable Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade Zones: 4-8 Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy Dramatic purple fronds frosted with shimmering silver. A perfect foliar color punch for container combos, edging; adaptable and more tolerant of heat, sun and clay than most ferns. Fern Burgundy lace is a real showstopper. Clumping.