Coniogramme japonica

Coniogramme japonica

Japanese bamboo fern

  • Botanical name: Coniogramme japonica
  • Common name: Japanese bamboo fern
  • Family: Pteridaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
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Japanese bamboo fern, Coniogramme japonica, is an elegant fern, bearing upright, dark green fronds with a lighter green herringbone pattern running along them. Gently spreading by rhizomes, it’s perfect for growing as ground cover in a woodland border.


Grow Coniogramme japonica in moist soil in partial shade. Not fully hardy, it may not withstand British winters. To be on the safe side, repot into a container to overwinter indoors. Mulch annually with leaf mould.

How to grow Coniogramme japonica

  • Plant size

    35cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, west facing

  • Position in border


  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Coniogramme japonica and wildlife

Coniogramme japonica has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Coniogramme japonica poisonous?

Coniogramme japonica has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People