Japanese Holly Fern
Cyrtomium falcatum 'Rochfordianum'
|Description||Popular for its hardiness and handsome foliage, this fern makes an excellent groundcover or border edging in shaded locations. The stiff, glossy, dark green fronds of holly-like leaflets with coarsely fringed margins add excellent texture to container plantings. Evergreen in mild winter regions.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Water when soil is dry to the touch.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Forms vase-shaped clump 18 to 24 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover|
|Design Ideas||This unique Fern is an excellent potted specimen. It grows in shaded niches in rock gardens and on the north side of buildings. Thicker than other Fern, it stands up to coastal breezes without tattering. Above all, it is among the few that survive well with salt air or saline water supply.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)|
|Care||Best with fertile, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize periodically during growing season. Provide winter protection in USDA zone 6. Remove old, faded fronds after new growth begins in spring.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10
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