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Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’ ('Metallicum')


Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' (syn. 'Metallicum') produces lots of lacey, silver fronds with red stems. It is the classic Japanese painted fern.

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' (syn. 'Metallicum') produces lots of lacey, silver fronds with red stems. This Japanese painted fern will add punch to the shade border and break up the monotony of all that green. Selected by the Perennial Plant Association as Perennial Plant of the Year 2004. Grow in evenly moist soils.

Common Name: Japanese Painted Fern

Family: Dryopteridaceae (The Wood Fern Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 12-24"

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Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

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Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

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Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Shaded places in lowlands.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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