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Athyrium niponicum 'Crested Surf'


Athyrium niponicum 'Crested Surf' is a Japanese painted fern with lacey, silver-green fronds and red stems with double crested tips.

Athyrium niponicum 'Crested Surf' is a Japanese painted fern with a twist. The fronds are beautifully presented in silver-greens with purple-red stems, however, the tips of the fronds are double crested providing an ethereal effect. A larger, vigorous cultivar for the middle of the shady border reaching heights of 22 inches and spreading up to 30 inches wide. Grow in rich, evenly moist soils. Rabbit resistant.

Common Name: Japanese Painted Fern

Family: Dryopteridaceae (The Wood Fern Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 12-24"

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Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

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Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

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Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Shaded places in lowlands.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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