|Description||A lustrous fern that is sure to lend 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. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches only 2 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover|
|Design Ideas||The 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 Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Columbine (Aquilegia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
|Care||Easily 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.