The foliage is exceptionally glossy and dark, held in bipinnate fronds.

Tassel Fern

Item # 41423
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Add Elegance to Shady Spots

Lovely in the shade border beneath flowering shrubs and tall perennials!
The Tassel Fern is a subtle beauty, a low-growing hardy perennial with a unique look and a very long, trouble-free life. A fine underplanting for the shade garden, it is beautiful three seasons a year, carpeting the ground in fine glossy green!

The new spring fiddleheads unfurl slowly on this fern, becoming stiffly upright and quite long, with closely-spaced leaves that cast elegant shadows. After a while, the entire stem (crozier) falls backward, creating the tassel look for which this fern is named. In reality, that leaning out of the way is a calculated move: the crozier is making room for a new frond to arise and repeat the pattern! In this way the fern grows, becoming more dense and slowly spreading.

Tassel Fern is a slow grower, taking its time to reach its mature size of 18 to 24 inches high and wide. It is magnificent in a large groundcover planting in partial to full shade, and also makes a terrific underplanting to flowering shrubs or leggy perennials, for it creates a glowing green glen of rich color and texture.

A native of Japan and southern Korea, tassel fern boasts a vase-shaped habit and very glossy foliage. It likes consistent moisture, and is immune to most diseases and pests. So easy, so long-lasting, and so lovely! Add it to the shade garden this season. Zones 5 to 8.

Item Form
5 - 8
Plant Height
18 in - 24 in
Plant Width
18 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics
Spring Foliage Changes, Easy Care Plants
Foliage Color
Olive Green, Medium Green
Light Requirements
Shade, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements
Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy
Ground Cover, Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Foundation, Outdoor
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