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
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Plant Type Perennial
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Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 24" / --"
Soil (Garden) Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
Water (Garden) These plants do well in humidity and need to be kept evenly moist. Drought can force plants into dormancy.
Special Uses Award Winners, Deep South, Deer Resistant
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.
Water (Greenhouse) This plant likes humidity, so keep evenly moist. Drought can force plants into dormancy.
EC 0.5 – 0.7
pH 5.5 – 6.5
Fertility Needs 50 – 75 ppm
Notes Recommend transplanting to a 4″ from a 72 cell size.
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 8 – 10 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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