Athyrium 'Metallicum'

Shimmering silver green fronds shine in the landscape!
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Features to Note


4 - 9

Mature Height

24 IN

Mature Width

24 IN

Light Requirements

Part Shade

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
4 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Metallicum' is commonly known as a Japanese Painted Lady Fern and is a truly ornamental, elegant deciduous fern that forms beautiful rosettes of arching, refined, bipinnate fronds. These lance shaped leaves shimmer beautifully with a silver gray almost metallic color, contrasted with subtle burgundy veination. The elegant arching mounds spread gradually. Ferns are absolutely perfect for the shade garden and this one will provide silver and green color for all your dark corners. The lacy fronds of ferns often soften the texture and look of other shade dwellers like hosta, astillbe, and tiarella. They thrive in naturalized settings so plant them in a woodland setting with loamy soil, near evergreens. To best care for ferns allow the foliage to remain over the winter to create a natural mulch. Clip off the dead and damaged leaves in the spring. Let this shade lover shine in all the darkest corners of your landscape.


Genus: Athyrium
Species: niponicum
Variety: pictum 'Metallicum'
Item Form: 1-Quart
Category: Perennials
Bloom Season Start: Mid Spring
Bloom Season End: Mid Fall
Habit: Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low: 4
USDA Zone High: 9
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor, Winter Interest
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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