Pyrrosia lingua 'Ogon Nishiki'
Variegated Tongue Fern
Item #: 1370
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 12" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: China, Japan, Taiwan
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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This Japanese selection of the evergreen tongue fern has been hardy for over 10 years in our garden. The growth habit is similar to the species, forming a dense colony to 2' wide in 5 years, thanks to a short creeping rhizome. Pyrrosia lingua cultivars hate growing flat and must be planted on a slope to thrive in cold climates. Pyrrosia 'Ogon Nishiki' has thick, green, vertically-held leaves with diagonal, butterscotch-yellow banding...picture an anorexic run over by a yellow Volkswagen, and you get the picture. Each 1' long x 2" wide, upright, tongue-shaped leaf would make Gene Simmons proud.