Polystichum polyblepharumItem #8372 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 8
Lustrous shiny leaf fern adds an elegant look to shaded gardens. Particularly beautiful when new fronds emerge stiffly, then droop backwards to form a tassel. Beautiful in masses for groundcover, especially under flowering shrubs. Herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing to only 2 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:pol-LIST-ik-um pol-ee-BLEF-ar-umPlant type:FernDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing to only 2 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Prized for foliage.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)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed periodically during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly or more often in extreme heat.