If you have a dark corner in your garden, this is the plant for you. Japanese Painted Ferns are shade lovers and will brighten those dark spots. This cultivar is a hybrid, a bit shorter than the species, and offers triangular, tri-colored upright fronds of green and wine-red, with a silvery sheen. This elegant fern has rosettes of arching fronds that add delicate texture to the garden. Few plants are this beautiful and this easy. Tolerant of clay and wet soils. Trim fronds in early spring, before the new season's growth begins. Perennial Plant Association, Plant of the Year, 2004.
Athyrium niponicum 'Metallicum', Metallicum Crested Japanese Fern
Height: 18-24". Spread: 18". Silvery green foliage with maroon variegation. Prefers sun to part shade. Rabbit and deer resistant.