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Upside Down Fern Arachniodes standishii

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a-rak-nee-OH-dees stan-DISH-she-eye
Description

Upside Down Fern is a shade loving plant native to Japan.  It has delicate lacy arching fronds that give it an upside-down appearance.  

 

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#easy to grow#lacy leaves#low maintenance#wet sites#deer resistant#wet soil intolerant
 
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#easy to grow#lacy leaves#low maintenance#wet sites#deer resistant#wet soil intolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Arachniodes
    Species:
    standishii
    Family:
    Polypodiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Fronds
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil