Fern Japanese Painted Burgundy Lace

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Plant Code: FEBL

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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. Clump forming. Will probably need some winter protection if grown in zone 4. The Latin name for this Fern is Athyrium Niponicum pictum.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-18"
Spacing: Plant 2' apart
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower: Not Applicable
Accent: Not Applicable
Patent: PP15,072
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Deer Resistant
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Fern General Information

Ferns are perfect for the shade garden. Lacy fronds soften the texture of other go-to shade classics like Hosta, Astilbe and Tiarella. Always welcome in a naturalized setting, Ferns like a woodland setting with loamy soil with lots of leaf mold. Most are fine with acidity making them perfect near evergreens.

Fern Plant Care

Prefers a moist, humus-rich soil. Allow foliage to remain over the winter to create a natural mulch. Clip off dead and damaged fronds in the spring. Rarely requires division, but if desired can be divided in spring or fall once large enough to have two or more crowns.