Burgundy leaves and stems display striking contrasts with long, elegant green fronds enhanced with silver overlays on each leaflet on 'Regal Red', an exciting Japanese Painted Fern. With twisted and curled tips, the dense foliage adds texture to indoor arrangements as well as shade borders.
An attention-grabber as an entrance to a woodland garden or walkway, grows 1 to 1<12FRAC> feet high with a well-behaved, spread of up to 2 feet. The fronds, measuring 8 to 20 inches, last well into the fall, giving the Fern a dense, fluffy look. Thriving in full sun, which brings out the boldest colors, or partial sun, 'Regal Red' is drought tolerant and resistant to deer and rabbits
Preferring moist, well-drained soil, 'Regal Red' requires little or no maintenance. An outstanding complement to Hosta, Heuchera and other perennials that prefer shade, it also forms an attractive pairing with rock. The fronds supply naturally attractive texture in arrangements. Popular uses include borders, edging, containers and groundcover. Zones 3-8.