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Japanese Painted Fern Red Beauty

Japanese Painted Fern Red Beauty, Athyrium niponicum Red Beauty, Red Stemmed Japanese Painted Fern



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Japanese Red Beauty Fern is a variety of the famous Japanese Painted Fern. Features burgundy highlighted fronds. (Athyrium niponicum)

Zones 3 - 8
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 22-24" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot

Plant Information

This is one of the highly decorative Japanese Painted Ferns. With burgundy highlights, it creates a dramatic background or accent in gardens.
Common Name Red Stemmed Japanese Painted Fern
Botanical Name Athyrium niponicum Red Beauty
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height 22-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Tri-colored fronds
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Advantages Deer Resistant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Product was as described.


from Monroe, NC

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive


    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Japanese Painted Fern Red Beauty:

    Planted in with hostas/caladiums.Japanese Painted Fern Red Beauty
    Dry weather has hurt growth but still looks good. Plant was healthy
    on arrival.

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    Love these!


    from Lakewood NJ

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          Comments about American Meadows Japanese Painted Fern Red Beauty:

          Planted them around my pine tree in a shady spot. They are beautiful, delicate looking and easy care.

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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