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  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Arachnoides aristata 'Variegata'

east indian holly fern

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3 × 9cm pots £24.00 £19.20
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This fern is deciduous so all its fronds will die back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again each spring.

  • Position: partial shade to full shade
  • Soil: moist, but well-drained humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: frost tender (will need winter protection)

    A fantastic grass-green coloured evergreen fern, with a yellow-gold variegated ‘ribbon’ running through each of the fronds. Plant them as a bold group, or use them as a contrast to other low-growing foliage plants such as Heucheras and other ferns.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould or garden compost into the planting hole. Overwinter potted plants in an unheated greenhouse, or provide a deep, insulating mulch around their base to protect them from the cold. In late winter, cut back the old and tatty-looking fronds to allow new growth to emerge.