• Overview
    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
  • Detail
    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
    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 & Lore
    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.