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Polystichum polyblepharum (Japanese Tassel Fern)

Japanese Lace Fern, Japanese Tassel Fern, Tassel Fern, Bristle Fern, Korean Tassel Fern, Polystichum setosum


Award-winning Polystichum polyblepharum (Japanese Tassel Fern) is an elegant evergreen fern forming a shuttlecock of spreading, lance-shaped, exceptionally lustrous, dark green fronds with finely divided but overlapping pinnae. The new fronds are covered in golden hairs as they unfurl in spring. Interestingly, as the fiddleheads unfurl, they flip backward for a little while and resemble a tassel, hence the common name. The stipes (stems) are covered in silver scales which contrast with the dark green of the pinnea. Forming a broad, symmetrical, vase-shaped evergreen plant, Japanese Tassel Fern remains lush and fresh-looking all-year round. Easy to grow, it is perfect for the shady mixed border where it will display its beautiful arching form to best advantage. As a bonus, it is great in flower arrangements.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities
  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm) and 3 ft. wide (90 cm).
  • A part shade to full shade lover, it is best grown in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils. Protect crowns from excessive winter wet.
  • This plant is a great choice for shady beds and borders, underplanting of roses and shrubs, cottage gardens, rock gardens, woodland gardens or containers.
  • Virtually pest and disease free. Keep an out for grey mould (botrytis) or the fungal disease Taphrina wettsteiniana. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Remove dead fronds before new ones unfurl.
  • Propagate by spores, sow spores at 59-61°F (15-16°C) when ripe; divide rhizomes in spring or detach fronds bearing bulbils in autumn
  • Native to Japan, southern Korea.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ferns
Plant Family Polystichum - Ferns
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ferns
Plant Family Polystichum - Ferns
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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