Athyrium niponicum 'metallicum'

painted fern

Eventual height & spread

Athyrium niponicum 'metallicum'

painted fern

  • 6 × 9cm pots
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  • 9cm pot
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  • 3 × 9cm pots
  • £19.00 £23.97
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  • 2 litre pot
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  • 3 × 2 litre pots
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  • Position: full or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, fertile, neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The deeply cut, golden-green fronds of this elegant, deciduous fern, are flushed with silver and purple, which create a slightly ethereal quality. This makes it an excellent companion for shade-loving woodlanders, where it will offer a soft contrast to richer greens. It's also suitable for pots, so it's perfect for a partially shaded patio or courtyard garden.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould or garden compost into the planting hole. In cold areas in late autumn protect the crown of the plant with a dry mulch of straw or bracken.