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!
'Crested Surf' Crested Japanese Painted Fern Athyrium niponicum
- Part Shade to Shade
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
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:20 - 22 InchesSpacing:28 - 30 InchesSpread:28 - 30 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerMaintenance 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 USPP 33,057, Can PBRAF
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Dean, Wisconsin, United States, 3 years ago