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One of the most elegant ferns available for your garden, Japanese painted ferns are washed with gorgeous silver and burgundy markings. Lady fern is equally elegant though not quite as showy. Either will add interest and texture to your shady spots. Closely related to each other, Japanese painted fern and lady fern are sometimes crossed with each other to create attractive hybrids.
Unlike most ferns, these toughies will tolerate dry soil. And they will tolerate some sun if they have ample water.
Contrast fern's fine-textured foliage with the bigger, rounded lady's mantle leaves.Lungwort
The silver speckles on lungwort leaves are an attractive complement to the silver shades of Japanese painted fern frondsAjuga
The colors of Burgundy Glow ajuga are a perfect match for the silvers, burgundies, and greens in Japanese painted fern.