• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 24 to 36 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving Foliage
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ser-TOE-mium fal-KAH-tum
    Plant type:Groundcover, Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:5 - 9, 14 - 24
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 24 to 36 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Prized for foliage.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Design IdeasThis unique Fern is an excellent potted specimen. It grows in shaded niches in rock gardens and on the north side of buildings. Thicker than other Fern, it stands up to coastal breezes without tattering. Above all, it is among the few that survive well with salt air or saline water supply.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Best with fertile, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a balanced fertilizer during growing season. Provide winter protection in USDA zone 6. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.