Japanese Beech Fern
Pronunciation: the-LIP-ter-is deh-KUR-siv pih-NAY-tuh
|Description||Beautiful green fronds produce a lush, graceful crown of foliage. Offsets on short runners gently spread to form large colonies in moist or dry shade. Popular for shaded rock gardens and naturalizing in mixed woodlands. Semi-evergreen.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 3 ft. tall and as wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Fast Growing|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Ligularia (Ligularia)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.