• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderately growing; reaches 18 in. tall, gently spreading 18 to 36 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-rak-nee-OH-dees sim-PLIK-ee-or
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderately growing; reaches 18 in. tall, gently spreading 18 to 36 in. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Gift Plant
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Prized for foliage.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in organically rich, acidic soils. Avoid harsh sun exposure. Provide shelter in colder northern gardens. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Fertilize periodically through growing season. Remove old faded fronds after new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.