Fern Variegated Holly Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'



Arachniodes simplicior ‘Variegated Holly’ has variegated fonds of glossy lime-green and soft yellow tinges along the length of the stem. Fronds are incredibly slender and have a distinctive lance-shape that tappers down to a narrow leaf tip.

Commonly known as “East Indian Holly Fern”, Arachniodes simplicior is semi-evergreen and deer resistant, growing in creeping rhizomes that form clumps in moist, well-drained soil with partial to full shade. ‘Variegated Holly’ vivid colors and upright appearance make this eye-catching fern a perfect fit in any container or woodland garden.


  • Common Names: Variegated Holly Fern
  • Zones: 6-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 12-18
  • Width at Maturity: 18
  • Bloom Color: Green
  • Foliage Color: Variegated

Special Features

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  • Tolerates: Deer.
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