Fern Metallicum

Athyrium n. pictum

$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2017

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Shimmering silver metallic fronds are complemented by the dusky plum purple mid-ribs. Tolerates heat and humidity (needs moisture in the south). Elegant arching mounds spread gradually.

Ferns are perfect for the shade garden. Lacy fronds soften the texture of other go-to shade classics like Hosta, Astilbe and Tiarella.

Details

Item Code: FEME
Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 15-18"
Spacing: Plant 18" apart
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: Not Applicable
Accent: Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Edgers
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

Fern General Information

Ferns are perfect for the shade garden. Lacy fronds soften the texture of other go-to shade classics like Hosta, Astilbe and Tiarella. Always welcome in a naturalized setting, Ferns like a woodland setting with loamy soil with lots of leaf mold. Most are fine with acidity making them perfect near evergreens.

Fern Plant Care

Prefers a moist, humus-rich soil. Allow foliage to remain over the winter to create a natural mulch. Clip off dead and damaged fronds in the spring. Rarely requires division, but if desired can be divided in spring or fall once large enough to have two or more crowns.