Polystichum polyblepharum

(Fern, Tassel)


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Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Tassel fern is an evergreen fern that is native to Japan and southern Korea. It features shiny, bipinnate, dark green fronds (to 1-2? long) with finely divided but overlapping pinnae. It grows in an outward-spreading, vase-shaped clump to 24? tall and 24? wide. Crosiers flip over backwards to form tassels as the newly emerging fronds unfurl, hence the common name of tassel fern for this plant. Tassels disappear as fronds flatten with maturity. Polystichyum comes from the Greek words polus (many) and stichos (row or file) in reference to the rows of sori located along the midveins of the pinnules. Specific epithet means ?many eyelashes? in reference to the bristly scales found on the stipe and rachis. Synonymous with Polystichum setosum.

Description

Easily grown in organically rich, consistently moist, well-drained loams in part shade to full shade. Prefers a sun-dappled shade. Consider planting rhizome at an angle to help combat potential crown rot problems which most often occur in poorly drained soils.

Additional information

Common Name

Fern, Tassel

Botanical Name

Polystichum polyblepharum

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Height

2 ft.

Width

2 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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