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Polystichum polyblepharum

Previously known as:

  • Polystichum setosum
Phonetic Spelling
pol-IS-tick-um pol-ee-BLEF-ar-um
Description

Excellent choice for partial shade to shade areas in the garden including borders, foundations, woodland gardens or naturalized areas.  Plant in organically rich, moist, well-drained soil.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Crown rot in poorly drained soil.

VIDEO Created by NC State Extension's Homegrown series featuring Mark Weathington, Director of JC Raulston Arboretum.

Profile Video:
See this plant in the following landscape:
Shade (Medium) Garden - Winter at the NHC Arboretum
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#heavy shade#deep shade#shade tolerant#shade garden#fern#winter interest#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#foundation planting#woodland#naturalizes#borders
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#heavy shade#deep shade#shade tolerant#shade garden#fern#winter interest#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#foundation planting#woodland#naturalizes#borders
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Polystichum
    Species:
    polyblepharum
    Family:
    Polypodiaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China , South Korea and Japan
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Heavy shade, This plant is seldom damaged by deer or rabbits.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Vase
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No fruits. This plants reproduces via spores.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    No flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Fronds
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Lance-shaped, shiny, bipinnate, dark green fronds (to 1-2’ long) come out from a central crown. They are finely divided with golden hairs and have overlapping pinnae. As fronds unfurl, crosiers flip over backward to form lax tassels, hence the common name. Tassles disappear as fronds mature and flatten. Bristly scales are found on the stipe and rachis.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Small Space
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heavy Shade
    Rabbits