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 mass plantings as a groundcover, especially under flowering shrubs. Herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Slowly reaches 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:Slowly reaches 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 InformationEasily 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:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.