Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Athyrium niponicum 'Wildwood Twist'
Wildwood Twist Japanese Painted Fern
Item #: 3890
Zones: 4a to 8b
Height: 18" tall
(aka: Anisocampium niponicum) Athyrium niponicum 'Wildwood Twist' is a superb selection of the deer-resistant Japanese painted fern from NC's own reclusive plant breeder, Thurman Maness (of lobelia fame). Athyrium 'Wildwood Twist' produces fronds which emerge a lovely silver-grey, although we haven't seen any sign of a twist...perhaps that's what Thurman did when he selected it. This 18" tall x 3' wide clump is one of the most asked about selections of Japanese painted fern in our garden... most unusual and quite special... like Thurman. These plants are propagated by division to ensure uniformity.