Exposure
Part sun
Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Wet
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Winter
Foliage Attribute
Fall Interest
Attributes
Ground Cover
Tolerates wet sites
East Coast Native
Evergreen
Water Requirements
Prefers consistent soil moisture
Prefers well-drained soil

Polystichum acrostichoides

Christmas Fern

An extremely hardy fern which can tolerate considerable cold and remain evergreen. New fronds unfurl in a beautiful silvery flush and mature to a rich, dark green. Very attractive in shaded borders, woodland edges or as filler for cut arrangements.

Height:

18-24 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Polystichum (po-li'-sti-kum)

Family: Polypodiaceae · Common Name: Christmas Fern

Handsome evergreen ferns, native to the eastern U.S., have fine-textured foliage or foliage that is a bit more coarse-looking. An excellent addition to borders and shade garden, they also make good cut foliage plants.

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