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Japanese painted fern. Additional fertilization may be a light application of pelleted fertilizer or liquid plant food at half strength. Trim back browning fronds as needed.

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from Better Homes and Gardens

Best Silver-Leaf Plants for Your Garden

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Burgundy Lace Japanese Painted Fern-A spectacularly bright fern with changing color, first emerging in spring as a purple with silver accents and red stems. In summer, the leaves become a shade of silver-gray and the ruby colors deepen to wine red-purple as the season progresses. This fern’s color is stronger with some light sun. Burgundy Lace grows to 1' tall, . Resistant to extreme weather! Partial Shade to Full Shade. 18-24"

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Heuchera Green Spice. A shade loving plant which can tolerate dry and some moisture. The leaves are evergreen, therefore show colour in the shade all year around.

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from A Way To Garden

new! slideshow of my 54 top shade plants

I cannot think of two more rewarding shade plants than the Japanese painted fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum,' and the autumn fern, Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance.' Why plant flowers that will last for a mere week or two when you can have these guys?

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slideshow: 10 great groundcovers to rely upon

Low growing grasses, shade tolerant Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold', European Ginger, Painted fern and Hosta 'June' from article on 10 great groundcovers to rely upon from A Way to Garden

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