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'Crested Surf' Crested Japanese Painted Fern Athyrium niponicum

Exposure
  • Part Shade to Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
22" 30"
Height
20 - 22"
Spread
28 - 30"
  • Details

    Features

    Perfect foliage plant for shade! Looks similar to traditional Japanese Painted Fern, but the tips of fronds are double-crested. Plant in the middle of the border!

    Resists: 
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    20 - 22 Inches
    Spacing: 
    28 - 30 Inches
    Spread: 
    28 - 30 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Grow in moist soil in light to partial shade for best coloration. Leave old fronds on the plant until new fronds are 6 inches tall in spring.

    'Crested Surf' Athyrium niponicum USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • 1 Review

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    • I discovered the Japanese painted fern last year. Bought 6. Love how they turned out so went to get more and discovered a lot of hybrid choices. Now own red beauty, ghost, lady in red, Godzilla, autumn and Jurassic golden AND of course the crested surf. Have 3. We live in a wooded area. Have lots of hostas but am switching to the ferns. The crested surf is easy to raise and has a slight twist to their leaves and their signature crest on end of leaf. Brand new for2020.Love it!

      Dean
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 4 weeks ago
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