Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||as-PLEE-nee-um bulb-EE-fer-um|
|Lore||Mother ferns are called such because of the little offsets that are produced on the fronds which then fall to the ground to produce new plants.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Mother Ferns are symmetrical in form like a feather-fronded palm. Shelter under awnings or on north-facing exposures. Tuck into shaded porches and nooks in the architecture. Does very well in pots or hanging baskets. Do not grow in sun or where wind could dry its fronds.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Bellflower (Campanula); Hosta (Hosta); Carpet Bugle (Ajuga)|
Provide organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Thrives in warm, bright shade. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11