The Painted Fern will add dramatic color to your shade garden.This fern was the 2004 Perennial of the year for good reason. The feathery, green-silver leaves grow on wine colored stems from spring through fall. A compact and neat fern, it looks lovely mixed into a shady perennial border alongside Hostas, Ferns, Coral Bells, and Bleeding Hearts. Easy to grow, just makes sure you have well-drained soil that doesn't dry out and a nice layer of mulch for wintering over.
Dead-head spent growth and divide every 2-3 years. Prefers rich, ameneded soil but okay as long as it’s well-drained. do not let dry out.