Japanese Beech Fern
Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||the-LIP-ter-is deh-KUR-siv pih-NAY-tuh|
|Lore||Because ferns do not produce flowers but rather by nearly invisible spores, they were thought to be mysterious in ancient times. Therefore the plants have long been associated with invisibility spells and sorcery.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 3 ft. tall and as wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||A perfect space filler to flesh out shade gardens and landscapes under large shade trees or groves. Exceptional for filling gaps in rock waterfalls where shade prevents other plants. A good problem solver for narrow sideyards and fleshes out difficult north facing foundation planting.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Dry Shade|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Woodland Garden Plant|
Thrives in moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic soils; does not tolerate dry soils. Best foliage color in part shade. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Feed during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9