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"
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?