Athyrium 'Metallicum' is a selection of Japanese painted fern with a silver metallic overlay to go with nice purple tones and reddish stems and veins. It is an excellent grower with an arching and mounding habit that looks best in groups. Plant it in dappled to full shade for the best color as too much sun has a tendency to bleach them out.
||Spacing: 18 - 24" apart
|Light: Part shade to full shade
||Soil: Humus-rich, moist but well-drained
|pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
||Zones: 4 - 9
Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.