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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- Common Name:
Japanese Tassel Fern
- Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
- 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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AK, CAN, HI, PR
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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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