Tassel Fern

Tassel Fern

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This fern was around when the dinosaurs roamed the earth!
SKU v2032
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Key Characteristics
Zone

6 - 8

Mature Height

24 IN

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Part Shade, Shade

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Tassel Fern

The tassel fern is named for the way its crossiers lean backwards to make room for new fronds, each exceptionally glossy and dark green, all overlapping one another in a fine bipinnate arrangement.

This very low-maintenance, dependable shade lover brightens the landscape in all seasons, delighting with its curled fiddleheads that open to finely cut fronds.

Like most ferns, this species is resistant to disease and nearly immune to pest problems. This pest resistance should not be surprising: since its lineage goes straight back to the time of dinosaurs and giant insects, today's pests are a walk in the park!

A native of Japan and southern Korea, tassel fern boasts an exotic and unforgettable look thanks to the crosiers that flip backwards and dry to more of a silvery color over the growing fronds. The vase-shaped habit and very glossy foliage complete the look! Zones 5 to 8.

Product Details

Genus Polystichum
Species polyblepharum
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 6
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Part Shade, Shade
Foliage Color Medium Green, Olive Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Easy Care Plants, Spring Foliage Changes
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Foundation, Ground Cover, Outdoor
Zone 6, 7, 8
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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