The Japanese painted fern grows up to two feet high and two feet in diameter. This fern prefers full to partial shade, and is one of the most attractive plants that can be grown in a shady part of the garden.
The Japanese painted fern, like most ferns, need well-drained, compost rich soil and flourished in moisture in both soil and air.
Some morning or late afternoon sunlight will bring out the most vivid colors in a Japanese painted fern.
Japanese painted ferns propagate most easily by division of the clump into several smaller plants.
The Japanese painted fern is perfect as a border plant, and works well when planted near streams or ponds.
It can also be used as a wonderful accent plant, as most other shade loving plants are unable to attain the bright vivid colors of the Japanese painted fern.