The foliage is exceptionally glossy and dark, held in bipinnate fronds.
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.
|Zone||5 - 8|
|PlantHeight||18 in - 24 in|
|PlantWidth||18 in - 24 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Easy Care Plants|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Dry, Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Foundation, Ornamental, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Virgin Islands|