• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; arching fronds reach 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pol-LIST-ik-um
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; arching fronds reach 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Prized for foliage.
    Garden styleRustic, Tropical
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.