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'Crested Surf' Crested Japanese Painted Fern Athyrium niponicum

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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"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
This will be hardy in your zone!

Current Location:

Mcminnville, OR, 97128

My Current Zone

8
  • 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
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