• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage; does not flower.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:the-LIP-ter-is
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 6, 32 - 45
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Light Green
    Blooms:Prized for foliage; does not flower.
    Garden styleRustic, Tropical
    Companion PlantsSoloman's Seal (Polygonatum); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an 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
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.