Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Shiny Bristle Fern
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Arachniodes
Item #: 8592
Zones: 7a to 9b, at least
Height: 24" tall
(aka: Arachniodes pseudoaristata) Arachnioides davalliaeformis is a little-known evergreen fern that hails from the southern part of the Japanese islands where it forms a clump of upright 2' long stipes ending in stiff triangular fronds. The dark green foliage on our 15 year-old clump feels like it is made from shredded hard plastic...a far cry from what we typically think of as a fern. I'd like to see a slug try and take a bite out of this one! Arachniodes davalliaeformis makes a unique, albeit slow growing specimen for the woodland garden. If you manage to kill yours, please remember to use the plastic recycling bin.