Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'

East Indian Holly Fern, Variegated Shield Fern




Family: Dryopteridaceae

Genus: Arachniodes

Parent: Arachniodes simplicior

Category: Fern

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: To 18" tall and wide

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Evergreen to about 10F. Marginal in zone 6 - needs winter protection. Deeply divided fronds with a yellow-green central stripe.

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in May 2013 and planted it in the Front Foundation Hedge.

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