Zones: 5 to 8
Size: 18" tall and wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Part Shade, Shade
Moist, well-drained soil. Spreads by rhizomes. Deciduous.
Native to China and Japan.
Published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 13: 92 in 1873.
M. Maximowicz sends from Japan and littoral Manchuria a variety approaching A. Goeringianum by its rigidity of texture and aspidioid indusia. It is curious that a fern which extends from the extreme south of China, along the whole eastern seaboard into Manchuria and Japan, should have remained so long undetected. I am now quite satisfied by the arguments of Milde that Athyrium is a distinct group which cannot, without violence to nature, be associated with Asplenium.