Indian Holly Fern
Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'
Pronunciation: a-rak-nee-OH-dees sim-PLIK-ee-or var-ee-GAY-tuh
|Description||Bright, grassy green fronds are accented by a distinctive gold stripe down the midrib of each lance-shaped leaflet. Widely spaced leaflets create a lacy appearance. An excellent fern for woodland colonies and subtropical compositions. Spreads gently by creeping rhizomes to form a clump. Evergreen.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderately growing; reaches 18 in. tall, gently spreading 18 to 36 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
|Care||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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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