Japanese Painted Fern
One of the most colorful ferns for the garden, the Japanese Painted Fern perennial has silvery-grey fronds which are dusty purple towards the center. They are set off by the purplish-red veins and stems. This shade fern seems to be able to take a little bit more sun than most. The fronds are positioned in a way that creates a horizontal layering effect much like you see in Dogwood trees. Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.