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Crested Surf Fern

Proven Winners

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Ships Week of 5/23/22

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  • Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 20 - 22 Inches
  • Width 28 - 30 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3-8

Ferns are a superb choice for shade and partial shade gardens. Crested Surf Fern resembles Japanese Painted Ferns but with double-crested frond tips. Ferns are grown for their intricately textured foliage. This medium height, dark green perennial fern is hardy in zones 3 through 8. It will grow to between 20 and 22 inches tall with a 28- to 30-inch spread with an upright habit.

Crested Surf Fern is rabbit resistant and has average watering requirements It will have the best coloration when grown in light to partial shade conditions. Add this fern to mass plantings and border, perennial, or mixed gardens. It can also be used in the thriller role in container gardens. The fronds look great in floral arrangements.

Crested Surf Fern Care

This easy to grow plant can be grown at any soil fertility level from poor to great. The soil Ph level can be either acidic or neutral. The soil does need to remain moist and not dry out, but should be able to drain. Pick a location that is somewhat protected from strong winds.

Don’t cut back old fronds in the fall. Cut them back when new spring fronds are 6 inches tall. No need to fertilize, but you can add compost and other organic matter to the soil to help the plants grow. We also recommend applying a layer of mulch around the plants to help protect the roots and help keep the soil moist.

Crested Surf Fern Spacing

Space individual fern plants 28 to 30 inches apart. They will fill in to create a lovely garden setting.

Crested Surf Fern Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
Mature Height: 20 - 22 Inches
Mature Width: 28 - 30 Inches
Plant Spacing: 28 - 30 Inches
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Seasonal Interest: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Dark Green
Resists: Rabbits
Features: Foliage Interest
Uses: Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Groundcover, Mass Planting
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Athyrium niponicum USPPAF, Can PBRAF

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

4 Reviews - Crested Surf Fern Show Reviews

  • 5
    very unique looking fern!

    Posted by Sophia Porter on Jan 12th 2022

    I absolutely love this! I have several of these planted in a shady area next to my house and they are thriving. So much better than generic ferns or plain hostas you see all over the place in my neighborhood.

  • 5
    grows really well in the shade

    Posted by Cherie Montana on Dec 29th 2021

    It is very hardy and grows really well in the shade. I would highly recommend this fern.

  • 4
    Healthy when arrived

    Posted by Caroline Stephens on Dec 18th 2021

    I was unsure if it would do well in my soil but the roots were really healthy upon arrival. It did fantastic all summer! I'm sure it will look fantastic for years to come.

  • 4
    Bad shipping damage.

    Posted by Nicholas Osborn on Aug 24th 2021

    Every frond was broken, but the plant looks very pretty nevertheless. I hope that it survives, it will be a great addition to the north side of my house.