Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
Sun Exposure: Partial to Full Shade
Bloom Color: Inconspicuous/none
Bloom Time: N/A
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball From spores
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
On Aug 30, 2005, sanity101 from Dublin, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
One of the smaller ferns, it is very similar in size and habit to the Japanese Painted Fern, but with markedly different coloration. They are also significantly later to leaf out than many other ferns.
While they may be 'drought tolerant' consistent watering is instrumental in them doing well. They will not wilt or die from a spell of dryness, but they grow and spread much better if regularly watered.
On Jun 26, 2005, StarGazey26 from (Zone 10a) wrote:
I love this plant.. I've had this spot, by the back of my yard, by a fence, that has just been plain, the only place in my whole yard, that has nothing in it.. Ive tried many plants, but have never been happy with anything i have put there.. I was in teh garden center today, and on my way out, this fern caught my eye, the nice bronze color was really outstanding and i knew when i saw it, it would work great in that bare spot! When i got home, man, it made that bare spot, be a beautiful spot, now my garden belnds in, and i cant believe that i have been without this fern!! It is a great size, and the color works well against all the other green plants.. I know it will do well.. I love it
On Oct 27, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
Gorgeous fern. (I actually got mine from lupinelover). :) Burgundy fronds turn greenish as they age. Can tolerate drought conditions and can reach a height of 24". They are deer resistant. If newly purchased, be sure to set plants at the same depth they were in pot, spacing at a distance equal to their mature spread. Great companion plant to hosta and coral bells.
On Jan 5, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Absolutely beautiful, carefree woodland fern.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Haskell, Arkansas Clayton, California El Cerrito, California La Riviera, California San Diego, California San Jose, California Clifton, Colorado Pembroke Pines, Florida Athens, Georgia Gainesville, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Stone Mountain, Georgia Niles, Illinois Bordelonville, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana Adamstown, Maryland Bridgewater, Massachusetts Salem, Massachusetts Daggett, Michigan Andover, Minnesota , New Jersey Hamilton, New Jersey Marlton, New Jersey , New York (2 reports) Southold, New York Greensboro, North Carolina Kure Beach, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Clyde, Ohio Columbus, Ohio Monroe, Ohio Williamsburg, Ohio Xenia, Ohio Gold Hill, Oregon Portland, Oregon Ashley, Pennsylvania East Norriton, Pennsylvania Perkasie, Pennsylvania West Goshen, Pennsylvania Conway, South Carolina Dunean, South Carolina Sans Souci, South Carolina Garland, Texas Hudson Oaks, Texas Jacksonville, Texas Lufkin, Texas Mckinney, Texas Roman Forest, Texas Sunset Valley, Texas Westworth Village, Texas Fairlawn, Virginia Leesburg, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Kalama, Washington