• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 2 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving Foliage
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:wood-WARD-ee-uh yoo-nee-jem-MAH-ta
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Average landscape size:Reaches 2 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Prized for foliage.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide humus rich, moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Prefers cool, shaded sites; avoid arid conditions and drying winds. Mulch to protect in cold winter areas.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This species is native to Eastern Asia. The genus name Woodwardia is attributed to Thomas Jenkinson Woodward (1745-1820), a British botanist. The species unigemmata comes from the Latin "uni" meaning "one" and "gemmatus" meaning "jeweled", in reference to the bulb-like plantlets that adorn the underside and end of its fronds.