Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing to 3 ft. tall and as wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Shade Loving
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Does not flower
Plant type:Fern
Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
Sunset climate zones:1 - 6, 32 - 43
Growth habit:Spreading
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing to 3 ft. tall and as wide.
Special features:Deer Resistant
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Does not flower
Garden styleAsian/Zen
Design IdeasA perfect space filler to flesh out shade gardens and landscapes under large shade trees or groves. Exceptional for filling gaps in rock waterfalls where shade prevents other plants. A good problem solver for narrow sideyards and fleshes out difficult north facing foundation planting.
Companion PlantsGroup this fern with other woodland beauties such as Golden Japanese Forest Grass, (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'), Pewter Lace Painted Fern, (Athyrium niponicum 'Pewter Lace'), Ebony Knight Mondo Grass, (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Ebknizam') and Neon Lights Foam Flower, (Tiarella x 'New Lights').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. 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
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This wide ranging Asian fern can be found in most of China and its immediate neighbors. It was formerly known as the winged beech fern due to its association with beech forest flora. It's former genus is Phegopterys and may be found extensively under this genus.
Lore:
Because ferns do not produce flowers but rather by nearly invisible spores, they were thought to be mysterious in ancient times. Therefore the plants have long been associated with invisibility spells and sorcery.