Dyce's Holly Fern

Polystichum x dycei

SKU
00508
This large holly fern adds a bold and elegant look to shaded gardens. Sturdy, arching fronds with glossy dark green foliage emerge from a center crown to give a symmetrical appearance. Fronds produce small bulbils in late summer to fall. Easy to establish in the landscape, forming handsome, deer resistant clumps. Evergreen.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationpol-LIST-ik-um
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; arching fronds reach 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic, Tropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureGift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Provide evenly moist, well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8

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