Athryium niponicum var. Crested Surf

Athryium niponicum var. Crested Surf

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Name

Athryium niponicum var. Crested Surf

Common Name

Japanese painted fern

What you get

You will receive a fully rooted 9cm pot.

About

Athryium niponicum var. Crested Surf is one of the most easily recognizable and popular of all ferns. It has very colourful fronds of grey-green and purple that is crested at the tip with a very neat growth habit and grows up to 45cm in height. It will dry back in the winter to reappear in spring with beautiful purple fronds. It is best in shade-semi shade and moist soil.

Origin

Japan

Planting and care

Ferns generally prefer shade and a moist position,  especially in the hottest parts of the day. Most shady garden borders or woodland areas are perfect. If the area you are planting on is dry, or you are planting in summer make sure they are well watered until they are established. You should not need to feed your ferns in the garden, but a good mulch will help greatly.

Soil

Ferns will grow on most soils as long as your soil is not at the extreme ends of the pH scale (on chalk ). Adding organic matter to your soil will help retain moisture in a sandy soil or open up the structure of a clay soil to stop water logging. Adding a good mulch will also help keep down weeds. 

Uses

Great plants for the shady garden border, woodland planting, creating a fernery or as pot plants for a shady spot.