Polystichum acrostichoides

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  • Common Name: Christmas Fern
  • Plant Story:

    Very easy to establish and grow where conditions are right. It requires cool, moist, well-drained soil in shade. In the right spot, it can be a good, evergreen border or accent plant. Though often used as a groundcover, it is a clumping fern, not forming a continuous, undifferentiated carpet the way some ferns do.

  • Type: Fern Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Bloom Season: Non-flowering
  • Flower Color: Non-Flowering
  • Has Winter Interest
  • Planting Zone: 3-9
  • Height: 1-2 ft
  • Spread: 1-2 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade to Full Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Woodland gardens, shade gardens, or native gardens
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Is NativeEastern North America
  • Form: Not available
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Plant rhizome at an angle to avoid crown rot


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