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Tassel Fern

1-Quart
Item # 41423
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The foliage is exceptionally glossy and dark, held in bipinnate fronds.

Create a Splendid Mass Planting
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.

Genus Polystichum
Species polyblepharum
Variety 'Tassel'
ItemForm 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 8
Habit Mound-shaped
PlantHeight 18 in - 24 in
PlantWidth 18 in - 24 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Easy Care Plants
FoliageColor Medium Green
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
MoistureRequirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Foundation, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Virgin Islands