'Burgundy Lace' Japanese painted fern

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Burgundy Lace'

Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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'Burgundy Lace' Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Burgundy Lace')
ah-THEER-ee-um nih-PON-ih-kum variety PIK-tum
Genus:  Athyrium
'Burgundy Lace' is a real showstopper in shady borders and containers, with its silvery purple-bronze fronds. The low-growing clumps are a good choice for edging pathways, and the plant looks terrific when planted in groups. 'Burgundy Lace' grows best in humus-rich, moist soil but will also adapt to conditions that are less than ideal. -Chris Kelley, Regional Picks: Midwest, Fine Gardening issue #120
Noteworthy Characteristics:  A hardy fern with dramatic foliage. Tolerant of clay soils, hot summers, and frigid winters.
Care:  Provide partial to full shade and moist, fertile, neutral to acidic soil.
Propagation:  Divide plants in spring, or sow fresh spores at 59-61°F.
Problems:  Rust.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Frost Tolerant
Type
Fern

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