Polystichum polyblepharum/Korean Tassel Fern, Japanese Tassel Fern

Polystichum polyblepharum / Polystichum polyblepharum
Handsome, glossy fronds oriiginating from a central crown
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Handsome, glossy fronds oriiginating from a central crown

Plant growing in the fine fern collection at the Birmingham Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Polystichum polyblepharum
Common Name: Korean Tassel Fern, Japanese Tassel Fern
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Like most ferns, this one grows best in soils that contain a generous amount of organic (humus) matter and given filtered sunlight. Remove old, browning fronds in late winter just before new growth begins. Fertilize ferns generously during the growing season to encourage new foliage growth. Propagation is by division of old established clumps. The new growth, croziers or fiddleheads, droop backwards as they begin growing, thus the "tassle" fern.