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Japanese Black Lady Fern Deparia japonica

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Athyrium japonicum
Phonetic Spelling
a-THEE-ree-um ja-PO-nih-kum
Description

Deparia japonica has short, creeping, and branching rhizome. This plant is easy to grow and late to produce new fronds in spring.

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#deciduous#heavy shade#easy to grow#deep shade#shade tolerant#shade garden#fronds#fern#creeping#deer resistant#branching#short plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#heavy shade#easy to grow#deep shade#shade tolerant#shade garden#fronds#fern#creeping#deer resistant#branching#short plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Deparia
    Species:
    japonica
    Family:
    Aspleniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan, Korea, China
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    heavy shade; This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 10 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No fruits. This plant reproduces via spores.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    No flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Fronds
    Leaf Shape:
    Deltoid
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are triangular shaped fronds. The blade is broadly lance-shaped and pinnate-pinnatified with rounded segments.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heavy Shade