If you're looking for a very tough but beautiful long-lived perennial fern to light up shady areas in your landscape, look no further than the Japanese Painted Fern, a masterpiece of a plant and very long-lived. We have specimens in our gardens that are two decades old and still thriving. The Japanese Painted Fern forms beautiful mounds of dramatic arching fronds of a luminescent silvery-grey with darker midribs. A very hardy and showy fern excellent for shady garden beds and container gardens. Get all the details below!