Athyrium felix-forma 'Lady in Red'
Common Name: Lady Fern
This fern's vibrant burgundy stems coupled with its dark green fronds will compliment everything else in your shade garden. When planted amidst the dark purple leaves of coral bells, its burgundy stems really stand out.
Note: The burgundy color in the stems develops after the second dormancy.
Athyrium 'Regal Red' Japanese Painted Fern
The Athyrium cultivars are wonderful ferns for the shade garden. The textures combine nicely with other shade garden favourites such as hosta and bergenia. The new cultivars are very tolerant of garden soils. Athyrium niponicum pictum 'Regal Red' has arching violet-red fronds edged in silver held by red-burgundy stems. Wonderful used in woodlands, other moist shady areas and containers.