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Polystichium polyblepharum

Japanese tassel fern

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Feature

Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Ferns are coming back in fashion. They are perfect plants for dry shady areas of gardens, require little maintenance and are not bothered by pests and diseases. This fern has attractive lance-shaped, dark green, divided leaves that collectively resemble shuttlecocks. They look great planted among ferns with different shaped leaves. There are plenty of different types to try.

Family: Dryopteridaceae

Genus: Polystichium

Species: polyblepharum

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 70cm

Spread: 90cm


Reader reviews

Blubell

Good architectural plant. Looks after itself with very little maintenance. I have mine with a couple of other ferns under the dappled shade of an alner tree.



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