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Silver Saber Fern

Polystichum xiphophyllum

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09768
A mound of sturdy, upright, glossy fronds emerge from a central crown with beautiful symmetry. Foliage often appears to have a light silver surface wash, but can vary from a soft gray-green to very dark green, particularly in outdoor settings in the Pacific Northwest. Perfect for lightly shaded woodland settings and containers. Evergreen.
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Botanical Pronunciationpol-LIST-ik-um
Average Size at MaturityForms small foliage clumps 10 to 12 in. tall, 16 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly or more, to maintain consistently moist soil.
Companion PlantsBleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum); Columbine (Aquilegia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)

Thrives in organically rich, well-drained soils. Prefers a site with bright shade and consistent moisture. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Remove old, faded fronds after new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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