Upside Down Fern
Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||a-rak-nee-OH-dees stan-DISH-she-eye|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, slowly spreading 12 to 30 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Rock Garden, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
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