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Close up of Regal Red Japanese Painted Fern, silver-green foliage on reddish-purple fronds

FEATHER-LIKE LEAVES OF GRAY AND DARK DUSTY RED 

FEATURES:

  • Each frond is colored with a frosty gray and red-burgundy stems
  • Each leaf twists slightly 
  • Low maintenance and easy to care for 
  • Perfect for cut flower arrangements 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Mature Height: 12-18" tall
  • Mature Width: 18-24" wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 15-20" apart

Regal Red Japanese Painted Fern

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Athyrium nipponicum pictum 'Regal Red'

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FEATHER-LIKE LEAVES OF GRAY AND DARK DUSTY RED 

FEATURES:

  • Each frond is colored with a frosty gray and red-burgundy stems
  • Each leaf twists slightly 
  • Low maintenance and easy to care for 
  • Perfect for cut flower arrangements 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Mature Height: 12-18" tall
  • Mature Width: 18-24" wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 15-20" apart

Why plant Regal Red Japanese Painted Fern?

If your backyard has lots of shade you just don't know what to do with, we may have something to offer. The Regal Red Japanese Painted Fern loves the shade and will thrive with that low lighting. These shade-loving ferns are a dusty gray color with red-burgundy stems that look like they have been painted delicately. We know how tough it is to have a shaded garden, but here is your knight in shaded armor! Regal Red ferns add lots of interesting texture and dimension to any garden, their fronds have slight twist to them, adding volume to the plant itself.

Ferns are ancient Spirits that existed with and long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Before there were flowering plants, there were ferns, and they took the shape of ground-covers, shrubs, and trees. Even today, ferns give an intriguing primitive feel to the landscape like no other plant can. They make a space seem quiet and serene, providing a welcome escape from your stressful modern day-to-day routine. This species of fern is native to not only Japan but also Korea, Taiwan, and northern China. The especially colorful “Painted” form probably originated in Japan long ago.

How to use Regal Red Japanese Painted Fern in the landscape?

Plant these little guys where you don't get much sunlight, they LOVE the shade. If you have a spot in your garden where you're just not too sure what to plant based off the the shade, then add these babies! The more shade the better! These fellas add dimension and texture—you'll never regret adding them to your garden. Use them in mass plantings with other ferns or line your gardens borders with these ornamental fern.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

How To Plant Regal Red Japanese Painted Fern

Although Regal Red Japanese Painted Fern is one tough Spirit, treating it well will reap rewards. This means giving it a premium spot in the landscape where it will receive full shade with little sun. This fern also appreciates rich, organic soil that holds some moisture but drains well and doesn’t stay soggy after a rain. Regular irrigation is important for lush growth, especially if plants are competing with tree roots for water. It will spread slowly like a ground-cover when happy. Japanese Painted Fern goes completely dormant in winter, coming to life again in mid-spring.

How To Water

Regal Red Japanese Painted Ferns thrive off of a consistent moderate watering schedule to promise best results. When this Painted Fern becomes more established they can tolerate short periods of time without water.

How To Fertilize

Fertilizing the Regal Red Japanese Painted Fern should take place in the spring, but this routine isn't as rigorous as any other plant. We recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food to help give your plant that extra boost it might need.

How To Prune

Pruning your Regal Red Japanese Painted Fern should be done in the early spring to trim off any winter damage. Cut off some healthy pretty pieces to add to any flower arrangement for some extra spice.


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