painted ferns are hardy nearly everywhere in the United States,
except for the desert areas and northern areas as low as zone
three. 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.
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.