A spectacularly bright fern with ever-changing color, first emerging in spring as a dazzling purple with silver accents and ruby-red stems. In summer, the leaves become a gleaming shade of silver-gray and the ruby colors deepen to a wine red-purple as the season progresses. This fern's beautiful color is stronger with some light sun. Burgundy Lace grows to 1' tall, making it the ideal selection for the front of a shady border, as a ground cover or added to a rock garden. Resistant to extreme weather! Zones 5-8. Ships in a 3" pot. Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Burgundy Lace' PP15072
Grow the striking Burgundy Lace Japanese Painted Fern for vibrant ground cover that looks as if its been hand-painted by skilled artists. These Athyrium niponicum var plants constantly change color during the summer, transforming from silver-gray perennial plants to rich, red wine-hued ferns. The burgundy lace fern grows up to a foot tall, with its lush spread reaching 24 inches.
The spectacular Burgundy Lace Japanese Painted Fern transforms shady borders and rock gardens, and certainly these unique and vibrant perennials will change your perceptions of ferns as well. Scientifically recognized as Athyrium niponicum var, Burgundy Lace Japanese Painted Ferns get their common name from their richly hued, large lance-shaped fronds. In summer, each burgundy lace fern develops gleaming silver-gray leaves, which deepen to ruby, and then, by the end of the season, the leaves are rich red-purple. These perennial plants are as strong as they are beautiful, flourishing across three hardiness zones and resistant to diseases, pests and extreme weather.
Botanical Name: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Burgundy Lace' PP15072
Common Name: Burgundy Lace Fern
Form: Herbaceous perennial
Root System: Fibrous
Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade
Spread: 18 - 24"
Spacing: 18 - 24"
Hardiness Zone: Zones 5 - 8
Cut Flowers: No
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: Low growing, clump forming fern with burgundy, pink and silver tones blended beautifully as if a skilled artist created each leaflet. Thrives in moist soil rich in organic matter but will tolerate clay soils better than other ferns. Great shade addition next to chartreuse green plants.
Flower Color: n/a
Flower Form: n/a
Foliage Type: Lance-shaped pinnate fronds with striking burgundy, pink and silver tones.
Soil Requirement: Well drained, moisture retentive, humus enriched soil.
Additional Information: More pronounced leaf coloring after the second winter dormancy.
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I live in northern new york which has a relatively short growing season and gets very cold in the winters. This plant comes back year after year and makes a beautiful contrast to surrounding plants. Despite it being just a fern it is one of my favorite plants
"I was in the hospital for over 2 months and sadly no one took care of my plants. When I got home most of my plants were dead or almost dead. my little ferns were nothing more than sticks and one wasn't even there anymore. I was so sad because these are very beautiful when healthy, they really look like someone took the time to paint them. Well good news is that I didn't rip out the sticks but just left them where they were and a week ago I just happened to walk by my ""graveyard"" of plants and these ferns were BACK just as beautiful as before. They came back from nothing with no help from me and a little bit of rain. If you don't have a green thumb or need a few plants that are hardy I highly recommend these painted ferns they are beautiful and apparently come back from the dead"