Exposure
Part sun
Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Wet
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Foliage
Bloom Color
Foliage Plant
Attributes
Evergreen
Good Cut Flowers
Fragrant
Ground Cover
Water Requirements
Prefers consistent soil moisture
Prefers well-drained soil
Water weekly during dry spells
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Riverbend Nursery (M.S.)

Polystichum polyblepharum

Tassel Fern

Dark, shiny green, elegant triangular-shaped fronds. Evergreen foliage arches out from a central crown up to 20-40". Young fiddleheads bend backward resembling regal tassels.

Height:

20-40 Inches

Spacing:

30" (76 cm)

Additional:

Prefers evenly moist humus soil, but in winter it is somewhat drought-tolerant.

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

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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