Sichuan Lace Cat's Claw Fern

Onychium japonicum 'Sichuan Lace'

Lacy, dark green fronds resemble that of a carrot top and sprout from trailing rhizomes which is why it's often referred to as the carrot fern. In the wild, it grows on rocky cliffs to 14,000'. Unlike other ferns, 'Sichuan Lace' thrives in a lightly shaded or dappled sunlight woodland garden, rather than deep shade. Deciduous.
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Your climate might be too cold for this plant: 5


Filtered sun, Partial shade

Water regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.

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Average Size at MaturityArching fronds reach 16-24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeDoes not flower.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleRustic, Tropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.

Provide moist, well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. 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: 8-10

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

Your climate may be too cold for this plant