The Japanese Painted Fern has unusual metallic blue and silvery-green foliage with red stems. It really is a very attractive perennial fern for its unique color and texture. It is popular due to its hardiness nearly everywhere in the United States, except in the desert and northernmost areas in zone 3. This lovely fern, which prefers partial to full shade, makes an outstanding combination plant for adding color, texture, and habit to landscape beds and containers. It grows 12Ã¢â‚¬â€œ20 inches tall and forms neat clumps in the garden. The magnificent texture and color of the fronds electrify shady areas of the garden and make the fern a wonderful companion for a variety of shade plants.
Ferns are perfect for the background of the garden or in a woodland setting. Their gracefulness make them especially suited for companions to the Hosta. Performs well in sun but prefers partial shade.