• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-THI-ree-um
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Prized for foliage.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Best foliage color in light shade. Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil; tolerates drier soils once established, but best with consistent moisture. Fertilize frequently during growing season. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.