Polystichum polyblepharum Description
Large, glossy 1-2' long fronds on this evergreen hardy fern brighten up any part of the shade garden.
This easy-to-grow, hardy fern is one of the most beautiful of all ferns in cultivation.
Polystichum has shiny foliage that looks good all year-round, but can be trimmed off in late winter to make way for the new, apple-green colored new growth.
Tassel fern is extremely hardy, and makes a superb container plant where it combines well with colorful heucheras, bold-foliage hostas, and other shade plants.
Special features: Cold hardy, Cut foliage, Disease resistant, Easy care, Evergreen, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Multi-seasonal interest
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Japanese tassel fern
- Sun exposure:
Part shade to shade
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- Height x width:
15" X 24"
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Accent, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Ornamental, Small spaces, Specimen, Under planting, Woodland
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Soil: Organically rich, consistently moist, well-drained loam. Crown rot may occur in poorly drained soils, particularly in winter.
Light: Part shade to full shade. Prefers a sun-dappled shade.
Water: Medium -- consistently moist.
Spacing: 18 - 24 inches
Fertilizing: Feed in spring with a general purpose, slow release fertilizer or a top dressing of a compost mulch.
Winterizing: Leave foliage stand in winter.
Maintenance & pruning: Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring. Divide the root clump in spring to propagate this fern.
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