Zones: 4 to 9
Light: Shade to Part Shade
Bloom Time: Foliage Only
Height: 12″ to 24″ (depending on the variety)
Spread: 18″ to 36″
Japanese painted ferns are a blessing to garden designers.
With their blue green leaves, burgundy variations, and compact growth habit they are an extremely interesting addition to any shade garden.
Like most ferns, these perennials don’t like to dry out, so make sure to provide consistent water. Otherwise, they are very low maintenance plants.
Variation “pictum” (find it HERE*) has burgundy stems and pewter colored leaves that reflect light.
Whereas ‘ghost’ (find it HERE*) has silvery green fronds that brighten up a dark space.