• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms dense foliage clumps 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Lush Foliage for Shade
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pol-ISS-tih-kum MEW-nih-tum
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Average landscape size:Forms dense foliage clumps 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Prized for foliage.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic, Tropical
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide humus rich, fertile, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the 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, faded fronds when new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.