Athyrium niponicum f. metallicum
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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Border (Front)
- Acid - Neutral
- 30cm (12in)
- niponicum f. metallicum
- Common name
- Painted Lady Fern
- Moist but Well-drained
- 45cm (18in)
- Performs well in a cool location in any rich, evenly moist soil. Plant in groups of 3 or more for real impact. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
There are few things more elegant than this frosted fern which looks like every frond of every leaf has been painted a soft grey.
I particularly love this evergreen in containers for a table centre, all year, in sun or shade.
Performs well in a cool location in any rich, evenly moist soil. Add plenty of organic mulch to the soil every year and remove old foliage late winter.