Polystichum polyblepharum

Polystichum polyblepharum

Japanese tassel fern

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Polystichum polyblepharum
  • Common name: Japanese tassel fern
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 70cm

Spread: 90cm

  • Features: Dramatic foliage


Polystichum polyblepharum is an evergreen fern, bearing stiff, erect, lance-shaped fronds, resembling a shuttlecock. It's perfect for providing all-year round interest for a shady, well-drained mixed border, and it looks fantastic after a frost.

For best results grow Polystichum polyblepharum in a dry shady spot in the garden, or in a container. It requires little maintenance.


  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy


  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators


Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.


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