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Japanese Painted Fern Metallicum

SKU: AM014561
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
Metallicum is a hybrid of the famous tri-colored fern. Wine red fronds, silvery sheen. (Athyrium niponicum pictum)
key features
Botanical Name
Athyrium niponicum pictum
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
18-20" tall
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all summer


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.