Athyrium 'Wildwood Twist'Athyrium 'Wildwood Twist'

Athyrium ‘Wildwood Twist’

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An unusual and silvered hybrid fern, painted in smoky gray and green and standing taller than some of the other Japanese ferns.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 24″ / –“
Exposure: Full Shade
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SKU: ATHWILTWI Categories: ,
Common Name Wildwood Twist Japanese Painted Fern
Family Dryopteridaceae
Genus Athyrium
species hybrid
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # --
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Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 24" / --"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
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Growth Rate Moderate
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season --
Flower Color --
Leaf Color Green
Soil Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
pH 5.5 - 6.5
Exposure Full Shade
Special Uses Award Winners, Deep South, Deer Resistant
Nutritional Needs 50 - 75 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Keep evenly moist.
Water (Garden) These plants do well in humidity and need to be kept evenly moist. Drought can force plants into dormancy.
How Different? Clonal, so all the plants are identically silvered and painted. Nice clone. Hybrid of A. niponicum and A. otophorum.
Landscape Value Shade or woodland garden, under-story, container.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks in spring
Comments This plant matures slowly and as it does, the foliage color stabilizes. It is not salt tolerant. It is normal for Athyrium roots to be black. Recommend transplanting to a 4" from a 72 cell size. Won the 2009 Classic City Award for Perennial in Athens, Georgia.
Grower Notes Recommend transplanting to a 4" from a 72 cell size.
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