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Onychium

Onychium (Cat's Claw Fern)

Onychium is a fine textured fern that contrasts well with coarse textured plants such as hellebore and hosta. In addition to growing in the landscape, Onychium looks great in containers or in cut flower arrangements. Read More

More Information About Onychium

Onychium is a genus containing 10 species of ferns native to tropical and subtropical countries that lie between northeastern Africa and Japan. The name Onychium comes from the Greek word for "claw" or "fingernail" and Onychium species are known as "claw ferns" due to the shape of the last segment on the blade of the frond. Members of the genus Onychium are known for having extraordinarily lacy fronds.

Onychium is a fine textured fern that contrasts well with coarse textured plants such as hellebore and hosta. In addition to growing in the landscape, Onychium looks great in containers or in cut flower arrangements. Like most ferns, Onychium prefers part shade, consistent moisture and well-amended, well-drained soil. Onychium plants are slow spreaders and can form beautiful, deer-resistant colonies with time. We have found that most onychium ferns grow best when planted on a slope. When you are ready to buy onychium (cats claw fern) for your shade garden, check out on online offering of onychium for sale.

Plant Delights Nursery has a huge collection of over 1,000 ferns planted in our garden and offer one of the largest and most esoteric selections of ferns for sale in the US. If you are looking to buy ferns, especially rare, cold hardy, garden ferns, Plant Delights should be your first stop. Providing beauty and texture to the garden, ferns are great garden plants and a staple of any well-designed garden.