Fern Metallicum

Athyrium n. pictum

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 15-18" (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 / Accent: Not Applicable / Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

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.

Features to Note:

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

Fern General Information:

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.

$12.95 ea.
(3+) $12.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: FEME