• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches only 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pol-LIST-ik-um pol-ee-BLEF-ar-um
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches only 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Gift Plant
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Prized for foliage.
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasThe delicate, fine textured fronds on the Tassel Fern make it a great addition to a shady woodland setting. Create a Japanese Serenity Garden with mixed ferns, colored foliage trees, and reflectiing ponds. Plant in mass as a groundcover under flowering shrubs or in a container garden to be placed in light-challenged atriums and courtyards. Unfurling fronds add a hint of architectural flavor, making this a versatile plant in any shady area of your garden.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in fertile, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water as needed to maintain consistent soil moisture. Fertilize periodically during growing season. Cut back old fronds when new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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