Trio of shade loving ferns

Trio of shade loving ferns
Trio of shade loving ferns
Trio of shade loving ferns
Trio of shade loving ferns
Trio of shade loving ferns

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   

Dryopteris erythrosora

Looking for a stunning Colour 
This fern will brighten up any garden, with broad glossy bipinnate fronds this is an essential addition to any fern collection, as the new growth is a  delicious glossy red, giving a wonderfully surprising contrast with the fresh greens of other species.   These intense colours in the spring gradually fade through to bronze and eventually to green.  It also generally has one or two new growths right through the season giving a little colour until quite late in the year.  As with other evergreen ferns all that is required is a little tidying up of the old tired fronds in the early spring before the new growth starts to show, usually by this time the old fronds are a nice yellowy colour.
Easy to grow in moist lightly shaded area, will grow in full sun given plenty of moisture,
 tolerances dry shade ,but water regularly when first planted
Autumn fern  /  Japan  /  China  /  Evergreen  /  2ft height 


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