Region: Upper Plains
This easy to grow plant survives very well in Zone 4. It a great way to add texture in a shade garden and combines well with other plants. It's one of my favorites.
This is a fern that I find well worth having, particularly on the leading edge of a shady border. Its original name was Athyrium goeringianum, incidentally, and is one of few botanical names taxonomists have moved from their original nomenclature because the honour of the epithet was most undeserved.
i got my first japanese painted fern a couple years ago and i have found that it shows up very nicely among the hostas and shade plants in my shade garden, the greyish color is a nice contrast to all the other colors, nice and full and compact, i would get other ferns because of this one
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