polystichum polyblepharum

Also known as Japanese Tassle fern, with broadly arching lance shaped fronds, Are mostly semi hardy evergreen ferns with short stout rhizomes and pinnatey divided fronds in a neat shuttlecock-like rosettes, this is a evergreen fern forming a shuttlecock of spreading glossy dark green bipnnate fronds attractive young fronds yellow-green, more erect and covered with hair- like scales darkening with age this is a very nice Polystichum.  Mature plants can be very attractive in early spring when the new fronds begin to unfurl.  The tips of the frond are covered in masses of a light sandy brown to gold hairs which hang pointing downwards giving rise to another common name of Golden Tassle fern. It is an easily grown plant for a shady or semi-shady area it would also look very good in a mixed border with Hosta's or with other nice leaf forms such as Rodgersia or Dicentra. This is always a very popular fern as it is pretty much trouble free and very easy to grow with the added bonus of being evergreen. 

2/3 ft height 
evergreen hardy   
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