Japanese painted fern-how tall?
I just bought two kinds of Japanese painted ferns. Before I plant them I would like info on how tall they will really get, so I can decide which goes in front. They have labels with height information, but so far in real life growing conditions I have yet to see one that wasn't more mat-like and prostrate rather than upright in form.
I have Crested Japanese painted fern, which looks taller in the pot. Label says grows 12-24". This is quite a range!
The other is a standard Japanese painted fern; a little more colorful; flatter looking. Label says 20".
What do they do in your garden? My conditions are full shade in morning (shadow cast by the house), dappled shade afternoon to evening.