Fern - Athyrium nipponicum 'Metallicum'Fern - Athyrium nipponicum 'Metallicum'

Common Name: Metallicum Japanese Painted Fern

Bloomtime: Insignificant

Bloomcolor: Insignificant

Exposure: Partial Shade or Full Shade

Height: 12-23 inches ( 30-58cm)

Spread: 12-18 inches (30-46cm)

Water: Medium

Zone: 3

Characteristics: It forms a compact clump of fronds, dark green in colour, overlaid in olive and silvery-pewter, with contrasting burgundy stems., Terrific for edging the shade border, in the rock garden, on in mixed containers., Fronds are a soft grayish-green with an overlay of silvery hues accented by contrasting dark maroon midribs., Silvering is best for several weeks in the spring, with fronds becoming greener as hot temperatures arrive.