Arachniodes simplicior ‘Variegata’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7a to 10b
One of the few variegated ferns, East Indian holly fern adds distinction to any shade garden with its solid texture and attractive yellow-striped, glossy green fronds. It is an excellent choice for a houseplant, and the cut fronds can be used for floral arrangements as well. Hardy to Zone 6, evergreen in Zones 8 and 9, it prefers part- to full shade in moist to wet, fertile, well-drained soil as well as protection from wind. Deer-resistant.
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Ferns - Perennials
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 12 to 24 inches tall, 24 to 36 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Mounding
Features:   Winter Interest, Excellent Foliage Color, Bold Texture-Shape, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well
Deer Resistant
Attracts:   
Garden Ideas:   
Shade, Asian-Zen, Woodland Shade
Flower features:    
that bloom in
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Variegated
Leathery glossy-green fronds accented with prominent gold band down the midrib
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Foundation, Hanging Basket, Grouping, Rock Garden
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Ground Cover, Specimen
East Indian Holly Fern is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 12 to 24 inches tall, 24 to 36 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   2-3 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Evenly Moist   Moist
Soil Types:   Slightly Acidic to Neutral   Moist, well-drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Garden debris needs to be cleaned away from the base of ferns periodically. Irrigation should be applied to roots and not fronds if possible.
General Planting Tips:    Ferns need both moisture and drainage. To improve drainage, work the soil well and deep with organic matter - compost, rotted leaves, coarse pine bark - raising the bed at least 3 inches above soil level. Ferns should be planted shallowly, taking care to keep the crown slightly above the surrounding soil. A small amount of time-release fertilizer can be applied when planting in spring, before the Application of a good, rich organic mulch 2inches deep will help keep the soil moist. Take care to keep the mulch away from the crown of the fern.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Ferns planted properly in soil rich with organic matter do not require supplemental fertilizer. Maintain the proper amount of organic matter by adding chopped leaves as a mulch around the plant each year.
General Pruning suggestions:    Allow fronds to remain on plant through winter. Remove in late winter or early spring, taking care not to damage any emerging fiddleheads (fern shoots).
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7a to 10b

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