Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'

Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'

Japanese fern

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'
  • Common name: Japanese fern
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 50cm

Spread: 50cm

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Sometimes called Japanese fern or holly fern, Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata' is a fabulous evergreen fern, bearing hard, glossy fronds with a distinctive yellow stripe down the middle. It's perfect for growing in a woodland or shady border, and associates well with other ferns and shade-loving perennials.

Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata' is hardy is most parts of Britain but might need protection in northern regions – it also makes an interesting houseplant. Grow in moist, neutral to acidic soil in partial shade.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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