Fortune's Hardy Holly Fern (Cyrtomium fortunei)

Fortune's Hardy Holly Fern Plant Features

Fortune's hardy holly fern is a charming woodland fern that develops stiff, upright branches of green, leathery fronds. This shade garden charmer grows about 2 feet tall so is ideal for the middle of the flower border. In warmer parts of its range, Fortune's hardy holly fern, retains its foliage through the winter and is evergreen. This easy-care perennial fern also grows well in pots and planters. Hardy from zones 6-9.

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Fortune's Hardy Holly Fern Growing Instructions

Plant Fortune's hardy holly fern in a spot with moist, well-drained soil that's rich in organic matter. Avoid soil that stays wet for extended periods as wet ground can encourage root rot. Like other ferns, this one does best in spots with all day shade or morning sun and afternoon shade. 

Fortune's hardy holly fern is not intended for human or animal consumption.
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    Outside: Part sun

    Outside: Shade

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    Colorful foliage


Complement your Fortune's Hardy Holly Fern

Consider texture when planning your shade border by mixing Liriope and Fortune's hardy holly fern together.

Perk up a bed of Pachysandra with a few well placed Fortune's hardy holly fern in the same bed.

Let's face it, Hostas mix well with any shade loving fern, especially Fortune's hardy holly fern.