Athyrium Plant - Metallicum
The spectacular 'Japanese Painted Fern'
The Athyrium Plant - Metallicum is truly spectacular! This fully hardy deciduous fern is ideal for brightening up shady areas of your garden. Producing beautiful silver variegated foliage, often flushed with purple and red flecks this fern is a must have in your flower beds and flower borders to add a unique style to your garden displays. This exotic looking plant is actually very easy to grow.
The beautiful fronds of the Athyrium Plant - Metallicum unfurl during the spring and can fill your patio and container flower displays in no time with stunning silver shades all season long. These undemanding plants are a must have for unique flower displays that require little need to care for once planted. Growing to an amazing height of 45cm (18”) and a spread of 20cm (8”), these spectacular plants will really stand out in your garden.
- The beautiful “Japanese Painted Fern” A hardy deciduous fern that will light up shadier areas!
- Magnificent shimmering foliage often with red or purple tints this plant is truly captivating.
- Ideal in flower beds, borders & as patio pots or containers!
Looking after your Athyrium Plant - Metallicum
The Athyrium Plant - Metallicum prefers full shade or partially shaded areas of your garden. Plant them in a sheltered area in rich, slightly moist soil. They tend to grow better in soil rich in organic material. Use garden compost in your soil prior to planting.
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On delivery of your plants you need to do this straight away: Carefully unpack your plants and check that the compost is moist. If it’s dry, water carefully using a small watering can and allow to drain. Stand in a light, warm place and then follow the ‘growing on’ instructions. Provided they are kept moist, they can usually be left for up to 3 days. Your plants have been grown under ideal conditions and inspected by one of our experts prior to careful packaging and despatch by post. However, should they have been damaged or delayed during delivery, please contact us immediately.
Remember to ensure all summer bedding plants are protected from spring frosts. Do not plant outdoors before late May/early June.
For the best results, pot these on and keep them in the greenhouse for a few weeks before planting them out. A 7cm pot filled loosely with moist compost is ideal to plant these sturdy young plants into. In each pack of extra value plug plants, you will find a dibber stick. If you intend to plant plug plants through the side of hanging baskets you can use a smaller pot than 7cm and transfer into baskets when well established.
To remove your plugs, gently push up through the base hole of each cell and ease the plant and root plug out of the tray. Place it into the centre of the filled pot, so that the roots of the plug are covered. Firm the compost gently around the base of the plug whilst ensuring the stem and leaves remain above the top layer.