Athyrium niponicum Metallicum (Japanese Painted Fern )

Silver and green-almost metallic- fronds form an attractive arch with their variegated maroon stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
1.5 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Groundcover
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture

Blue blooms appear on short spikes in spring. Tricoloured foliage is creamy-white, burgundy-rose, and dark green. In the fall, older leaves turn deep bronze and are replaced with rosy new foliage.

Blooms from mid to late spring
0.5 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Groundcover

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Blush pink-white aromatic blooms grow high atop chocolate brown/maroon foliage.

Blooms mid summer
1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts butterflies
Fragrant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Large frosted bright green leaves with crackled veining are covered with tall racemes of tiny blue forget-me-not type flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
1 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Clump-forming vibrant mint-green leaves grow under small bell-shaped flowers that turn from light pink to deep red and appear on tall stems early in the season. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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This evergreen perennial features foliage of silver-speckled green leaves and clusters of deep salmon-pink flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts pollinators
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Large arching silvery fronds sport green highlights and purple stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
3 ft tall x 4-6 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This is known to be one of the more hardy selection of ferns. Silvery green fronds bear burgundy veins and stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Groundcover
Deer and rabbit resistant

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