Coniogramme is a group of mostly Asian ferns that has a uniquely tropical appearance and has become one of our favorite genera of hardy garden ferns. In our temperate garden, coniogramme has performed well for years. While the genus coniogramme is mostly stoloniferous, it is quite slow to spread, forming a fantastic patch.
Coniogramme is quite tough as a garden plant, prefering partial shade and tolerating a wide variety of soils. Coniogramme fronds can be quite tall and in some cases are variegated with small yellow stripes. The leathery fronds are also deer-resistant. Coniogramme is an exotic-looking coarse-textured fern and looks great when paired with hosta, selaginella, fatsia, or with other ferns.