• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growth, reaching 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Spore-producing; does not flower.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-THI-ree-um nip-ON-ih-kum
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growth, reaching 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:Spore-producing; does not flower.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in humus-rich, well-drained soil. Best foliage color in light shade. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed regularly 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: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.