Athyrium niponicum ‘Metallicum’ won 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year! A real Rock Star Fern! Striking multi-colored fronds of silver, white and green make this a wonderful fern. Brightens any shaded area. Deciduous. Deer resistant. Japanese Painted Ferns thrive in neutral to acidic, loose, richly organic soil. Excellent for mass plantings, rock gardens, containers, in woodlands and naturalized landscapes.