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Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Regal Red' (Painted Lady Fern)

Painted Lady Fern 'Regal Red', Japanese Painted Fern 'Regal Red', Athyrium niponicum 'Regal Red'


Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Regal Red' (Japanese Painted Fern) is a striking deciduous fern forming a pretty rosette of arching, lance-shaped, bright red to burgundy fronds with contrasting bright silver edges. Slowly spreading, this elegant fern holds its 8-20 in. fronds (20-50 cm), well into fall. Perfect for brightening up a dark or shady garden area. Low maintenance, pest and disease free.

  • Clump-forming, it easily grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm). This plant naturalizes well and can form great colonies if happy.
  • A part to full shade lover, it is best grown in fertile, humus-rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Provide a sheltered location.
  • This plant is a great choice for shady beds, borders, underplanting of shrubs, cottage gardens, woodlands or along streams, ponds or water gardens.
  • Rabbit, deer, clay and wet soil tolerant!
  • Dead or damaged fronds may be removed as necessary.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ferns
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ferns
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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