Upside Down Fern
|Description||Arching cut-leaf fronds rise from a thick, slowly creeping rhizome. Unique to ferns in that its soft, lacy fronds have an upside-down appearance. An ideal woodland plant for moist, partly shaded areas. A top fern among collectors, the highly textured foliage combines beautifully with shade-loving shrubs and perennials. Semi-evergreen.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil evenly moist.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, slowly spreading 12 to 30 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket|
|Design Ideas||This very attractive fern provides superb feathery texture to the shaded or woodland. For exceptional contrast, plant at the foreground or alongside broad leaved shrubs or perennials with thick foliage such as Hosta or Hellebore. Ideal for a shady spot along a wall or fence, where the lacy foliage provides a lovely silhouette when lit by garden lighting or moonlight.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
|Care||Thrives in organically rich, acidic soils. Avoid harsh sun exposure. Provide shelter in colder northern gardens. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, maintain moist soil. Fertilize periodically throughout growing season. Remove old faded fronds after new growth begins in spring.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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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.