Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) 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) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Partial to Full Shade
Bloom Color: Inconspicuous/none
Bloom Time: N/A
Foliage: Grown for foliage Herbaceous Variegated Silver/Gray Burgundy
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
On Mar 15, 2008, MeNaTree from Chelsea, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:
I garden in Alabama USDA zone 7a and my Burgundy lace ferns have thrived in the deep, moist shade next to my patio in humusy-soil. I have to water them twice daily in the heat of the summer, though. I've heard the foliage coloration is better the second year. I cannot wait!! I love this fern and grow it with Autumn fern and hosta 'elegans".
On May 13, 2006, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:
If you want the color seen in vendor pics, grow it in the SHADE!
The 1st year that I had this fern, I kept it in a partly sunny location. I was very dissapointed by the color. It did not look anything like the vendor pics. It was mostly shades of grey-green. By Spring of the following year I had lost my battle with weeds in the area where the fern was planted. In addition, other plants in the area had grown substantially and needed serious pruning. Between the weeds and the overgrowth of its neighbors, I could not even see the fern. At first, I thought it was dead. When I pulled the weeds and pruned the surrounding plants, I was shocked to find that the fern was not only alive but was GORGEOUS, displaying all of the shades of burgandy, lavendar, and silver seen in the vendor photos! However, no longer hidden beneath other foliage, it quickly turned grey-green again. From this I learned that this fern looks best when grown in the SHADE!!!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Chelsea, Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama Cordele, Georgia Barrington, Illinois Palmyra, Illinois Indianapolis, Indiana Plainfield, Indiana Tracy, Iowa Edwardsburg, Michigan Miesville, Minnesota , New York (2 reports) Baxter Estates, New York Coram, New York Athalia, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Glouster, Ohio East Norriton, Pennsylvania Laflin, Pennsylvania Conway, South Carolina Oakland, South Carolina Chattanooga, Tennessee Vancouver, Washington Glenville, West Virginia Appleton, Wisconsin