Metallicum Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Metallicum'

Beautiful mounds of dramatic foliage will be a standout in the shade garden. Luminescent blue-green fronds are accented with silver. The short stature and spreading form is excellent for use as foreground foliage and ideal for containers. An herbaceous perennial.
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4 - 8

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Full shade, Partial shade

Keep soil consistently moist.


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Botanical Pronunciationa-THEE-ree-um nih-PON-ih-kum PIK-tum
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorSilver-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

Good to grow!