Metallic silver overlay to the fronds accented by reddish stipe and rachis. This is simply a good colored strain of the Japanese Painted Fern and we'll retain the "Metallicum' for just that reason. And because as this is being typed, the office man-cave is rocking to the remastered 2016 release of Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Cellos with the iPhone concert lighter app going.
This sterile deciduous clumper is a cross between the American Lady Fern and the Japanese Painted Fern. Ghostly gray-green fronds to 3' long shimmers in the shade garden especially when deployed against a dark background. Hardy as all get out and easy - just not too dry.
Really great fern that was a chance sporeling at Plant Delights Nursery and once they saw it towering over all of the other Japanese Painted ferns at 3' tall and 6' across, they thought it worthy of naming. Who knew Tony loved those old Japanese Godzilla B movies so much? Wonderful focal point of silver in the shade. Deciduous and deer resistant.
Fantastic selection of the Japanese Painted Fern with silvery fronds with slightly curved pinnae and interiors vividly marked in purple and burgundy. Taking a page from Neil Young's lyrics that it is better to burn out than fade away, this is ablaze all summer and deciduous in winter.
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