Athyrium niponicum 'Burgundy Lace' PP 15,072 (Burgundy Lace Japanese Painted Fern)
Zone: 4a to 8b,
Height: 12" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
We first saw this amazing selection of the deer-resistant Japanese painted fern on a West Coast trip in 1999 and then spent years patiently waiting for stock to offer. Actually, "patiently" might not be a good choice of words. Regardless, the new leaves are a stunning purple with silver stripes along the vein lines and tips. As the older leaves mature, they transform into a contrasting silvery green with purple midribs. Athyrium 'Burgundy Lace' forms a truly dazzling clump in the woodland garden.