Athyrium nipponicum 'Regal Red'

Japanese Painted Fern

Handsome and ruffled, this high-color selection has been a much requested Japanese Painted Fern. The dark violet red interior of each 'Regal Red' frond is contrasted by bright silver edges making each leaflet distinct and creating an overall tapestry effect. The pinnules also twist a little giving the frond a "fluffed" up look. 'Regal Red' combines beautifully with red-purple Heucheras such as 'Plum Pudding' and blue sedges like Carex platyphylla or C. 'Blue Zinger'. The fronds work well in cut flower arrangements, providing lasting color and soft texture. Unique and beautiful!

Height: 12-18 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Zone: 3-8

Japanese Painted Fern Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Shade
Part Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Moist
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Cut Flower
Border
Mass Planting
Edging
Container
Moist Shade
Ground Cover
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Fall
Summer
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Japanese Painted Fern

'Regal Red' is an trouble-free landscape plant that prefers evenly moist soils, but will tolerate long periods of drought once it is established. It is best in partial or bright shade. Leaves color up more with a bit of sun exposure, but can be more vertical and less attractive if they receive too much sun.