Athyrium n. 'Crested Surf' Description
A must-have for your fern collection! This new perennial, the first fern from Proven Winners, tops its each of its colorful fronds with a curly little flourish known as a crest. 'Crested Surf' Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum) looks like some kind of magical seaweed - but this plant will be right at home in your shade garden. Sage-green and white leaflets are neatly arranged along a purple stem, a color cue that makes it ideal for pairing with plum-colored heuchera. We've never seen anything quite like it and are so excited to be able to offer it this year.
Special features: shade tolerant, unique, deer resistant, rabbit resistant, cut stem, easy to grow.
Recommended For You:
- Botanical name:
Athyrium niponicum 'Crested Surf'
- Common name:
Crested Japanese painted fern
- Sun exposure:
Shade, Partial shade
- Ship form:
- Soil type:
- Soil moisture:
Average to moist
- Height x width:
20-22" X 28-30"
- Foliage color:
Sage green, silver, and purple
Shade gardens, woodland gardens, fern collections
- Cannot ship to:
- Patent #: PPAF, CBRAF
More Info, How-To's, Videos and more
Soil: Well-drained but rich in organic matter.
Light: Part shade to full shade - Best silvery frond color occurs in light shade. Too much sun often results in a bleaching of the attractive frond colors.
Water: Tolerates more soil dryness than some other ferns in this genus, but soil must not be allowed to dry out.
Spacing: 1.5 - 2 ft apart
Fertilizing: None required.
Winterizing: Nothing special required.
Maintenance & pruning: The previous season's leaves should be trimmed to the ground in early spring. Do this before new growth begins, or the process will be tricky to do well.
ReviewsBe the first to write a review