Popular for its hardiness and handsome foliage, this fern makes an excellent groundcover or border edging in shaded locations. The stiff, glossy, dark green fronds of holly-like leaflets with coarsely fringed margins add excellent texture to container plantings. Evergreen in mild winters.
This unique Fern is an excellent potted specimen. It grows in shaded niches in rock gardens and on the north side of buildings. Thicker than other Fern, it stands up to coastal breezes without tattering.
Full to partial shade
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Forms vase-shaped clump 18 to 24 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.