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Athyrium niponicum f. metallicum

There are few things more elegant than this frosted fern which looks like every frond of every leaf has been painted a soft grey.
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1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

1 x 9cm pot (200666-1)

3 x 9cm pots (200666-3)

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Front)
Soil
Acid - Neutral
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
niponicum f. metallicum
Common name
Painted Lady Fern
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Shade
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

Care Tips

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.