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.
Japanese Painted Fern has a short, spreading habit that looks great planted in a low trough set in a bright, but not hot and sunny window. Silvery-blue fronds adds a bit of light to indoor plantings. Like it’s red-hued cousin, a bit of a challenge, but a wow, too. Zone: 5 – 8
Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’)-This colourful fern is one of those plants that gets along with just about everyone, brightening a shady area and making almost every other plant around it look better. No wonder it is a must-have for the shade garden.