Metallicum Japanese Painted Fern
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Metallicum'
Full shade, Partial shade
Keep soil consistently moist.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||a-THEE-ree-um nih-PON-ih-kum PIK-tum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil consistently moist.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Best foliage color in light shade. Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8