Polystichum polyblepharum – Japanese tassel fern


P. polyblepharum – Japanese Tassel Fern – This terrestrial, evergreen fern from South Korea and Japan grows 24-32″ tall and 36″ wide. It produces shuttlecocks of spreading, lance shaped, 2 pinnate, shiny, dark green fronds, 12-32″ long covered with golden hairs when they unfurl. Pinnae lobes are oblong-ovate and have spiny toothed edges.

Grow in fertile, humus rich, well drained soil in deep or partial shade. Remove dead fronds before new ones unfurl. Divide in spring.

Zones 6-8