Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'
East Indian Holly Fern
Item #: 1428
Zones: 7a to 9b, possibly colder
Height: 18" tall
Origin: China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Vietnam
Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata' is a fabulous 18" tall x 18" wide evergreen fern that features a wide streak of yellow down the center of each plastic-textured leaf. Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata' is reliably hardy in zone 7, although the new growth emerges very late (reports indicate success in parts of zone 6). East Indian holly fern is the one garden fern that visitors to your woodland garden will absolutely drool over, so invite a crowd of folks over if you're having a drought.