Cyrtomium / Japanese Holly Fern
Dark-Green Standout for a Shade Garden
A small genus of terrestrial or rock-inhabiting evergreen fern species, Cyrtomium, or "Holly Fern", features lovely, dark green glossy foliage, including serrated edges, growing up to 2½ feet in length.
Outstanding as companions to larger Hostas as well as soft-textured perennials, Rhododendron and Hydrangea, they prefer moist conditions. Native to warm and tropical areas, they also combine well in small containers with Hellebores, Pansies and Primroses and are popular in shade containers or woodland displays.