Known as Japanese Painted Fern and loved for its silver, green and wine red foliage. This fern loves moist, shady woodland settings.
Perennial of the Year 2004! Athyrium niponicum 'Metallicum' is one of the most popular cultivated ferns. One look at its unusually coloured fronds and you'll know why! The fronds are silvery grey, almost metallic, with a purplish red flush. The stems and midribs are a dark maroon-purple. Together with the soft, feathery texture, the combination is spectacular. Grow it in part shade or shade in evenly moist soil for the loveliest effect.