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Fern, Christmas Fern
This variety sports the standard arching green fronds. Often used in Christmas floral arrangements because it is still attractive in December. It is a wonderful companion for spring blooming bulbs.
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Hardiness Zone:3 - 9
An excellent plant for the shady edges of ponds, streams, swamps and bogs. Plant them with other moisture loving shade plants.
Fern, Christmas Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips
Easy to grow in humus-rich moist soil in partial shade to deep shade. Sun tolerant if kept moist. Native evergreen fern grows equally well in rich moist or dry rocky soils.
Polystichum acrostichoides Characteristics
- Mass Plant
- Deer Resistant
- Rabbit Resistant
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
- Shade Tolerant
Growth Rate in the Garden
Season of Interest (Foliage)
- Early Spring
- Late Spring / Early Summer
- Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs