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Japanese Painted Fern Metallicum

Metallicum is a hybrid of the famous tri-colored fern. Wine red fronds, silvery sheen. (Athyrium niponicum pictum)

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Plant - 3.5" pot

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 18-20" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Foliage plant all summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 4FERN
Common Name Japanese Painted Fern
Botanical Name Athyrium niponicum pictum
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Estimated Mature Height 18-20" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Tri-colored fronds
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Borders
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Astilbe japonica Deutschland

    Astilbe japonica Deutschland

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Hosta Earth Angel

    Hosta Earth Angel

Description
Like all of the Japanese Painted Fern hybrids, this on is a close relative of our native Lady Fern, and enjoys the same shaded moist conditions. Japanese Painted Fern grows only to about 1 1/2 ft, and forms a very slowly spreading clump, making it well-suited to home gardens.

Painted of course, refers to the stem color and the multi-colored leaflets on each frond.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Astilbe japonica Deutschland

    Astilbe japonica Deutschland

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Hosta Earth Angel

    Hosta Earth Angel

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3.0

Not so sure

By Tim

from Massachusetts

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

    Cons

    • Slow Growth

    Best Uses

    • Shade

    Comments about American Meadows Japanese Painted Fern Metallicum - Plant:

    Received this via FedEx on Saturday-Looked like it was on life support coming out of the box. Planted and watered in to specifications. We will see if it survives

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A Wonderful Fern!

    By skidance

    from Culver City, CA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Low Maintenance
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Border Control

      Comments about American Meadows Japanese Painted Fern Metallicum - Plant:

      I initially planted this fern in a pot and later transplanted it to a shaded spot along a fence. It grew slowly but reliably and seems healthy. I love the colors!

      As a bonus, another fern is growing in the old pot, so I'll have two for one!

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      How-To Guides
      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
      • Astilbe japonica Deutschland

        Astilbe japonica Deutschland

      • Garden Gloves

        Garden Gloves

      • Hosta Earth Angel

        Hosta Earth Angel

      Shipping

      Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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      As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

      Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
      • Astilbe japonica Deutschland

        Astilbe japonica Deutschland

      • Garden Gloves

        Garden Gloves

      • Hosta Earth Angel

        Hosta Earth Angel

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