'Metallicum' Athyrium Japanese Painted Fern

This highly adaptable fern has gray-green burgundy foliage with strong silver highlights. The reddish stems add additional interest. The plant grows best in light shade and in a rich, moist soil.

  • Best Seller
  • Foliage Interest
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Native to North America


  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Height Category: Short
  • Garden Height: 12 - 24 Inches
  • Spacing: 12 - 24 Inches
  • Spread: 12 - 24 Inches
  • Foliage Colors: Silver, Green
  • Foliage Shade: Silver, Green
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Container Role: Filler


  • Light Requirement: Part Shade - Shade
  • Maintenance Category: Easy
  • Bloom Time: Grown for Foliage
  • Hardiness Zones: 4 -9
  • Water Category: Average, Needs Good Drainage
  • Needs Good Drainage
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil, Fertile Soil, Poor Soil
  • Soil PH Category: Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil
  • Uses: Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting
  • Maintenance Notes: Do not allow the soil to dry out.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc


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