Polystichum munitum – western sword fern


P. munitum – Western Sword Fern – This terrestrial, evergreen fern from Northwestern North America grows 3-5′ feet tall and 4′ feet wide. It produces narrowly lance shaped, leathery, pinnate, dark green fronds, 36″ or more long, forming shuttlecocks. Pinnae are linear and spiny toothed.

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

Zones 3-8