This evergreen terrestial fern has a somewhat formal look due to its satiny olive-green fronds and neat, arching habit.
CareFertile, humusy, well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Remove dead fronds as needed before new ones unfurl.
PropagationDivide in spring. Sow spores at 59° to 61°F when ripe. Detach fronds with bulbils in fall.
- Genus : Polystichum
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Uses : Ground Covers
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
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