Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||pol-LIST-ik-um pol-ee-BLEF-ar-um|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches only 2 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Woodland Garden Plant|
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