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This is by far one of the best evergreen ferns available! The Asian saber ferns grows to be about 2 1/2 ft. tall with an open, upright habit. The fronds are a shiny, leathery, deep green. They remain this way ALL YEAR LONG!!! Snow, freezing temps., nothing seems to phase this fern. It prefers full to part shade and once established is very drought tolerant. This is a great fern to put in a spot that you frequently look at throughout the year, as it always looks great. Can be used as a specimen but is best when grown in groups of 5 or more. Plant fairly close together for best effect.
The queen of all ferns, Polystichum setiferum ‘Plumosomultilobum’ graces your garden with an elegant, lacey appearance reminiscent of the Victorian times in which it was first discovered. This perennial evergreen fern forms a layered mound to about 18 inches tall and about 24 inches wide. The extremely finely cut, fluffy fronds have a soft, delicate texture when fully mature. Older plants produce fronds so finely divided they resemble a slab of moss. A cool feature of this fern is that the fronds curve outwards from the center of the plant — from above this resembles a whirlwind! Talk about adding movement to the garden — this fern has it covered.
This fern grows best in rich moist to well-drained soil, but will tolerate sand or clay. Once established it will tolerate occasional watering during dry weather, but regular watering may be necessary for plants in sandy soils. This fern grows well in light to deep shade. Too much sun will cause the fronds to yellow. Though it is evergreen the fronds should be cut down in late February or March, before the new fronds emerge. ~ Compliments of Great Plant Picks
Polystichum x dycei is one of the newer Polystichums on the market. This fern is fast growing, reaching about 3 – 3 1/2′ tall in a short time. It’s fully evergreen and a fresh, green color. Plants have an upright, open habit. They are extrememly tough and will tolerant some drought once established. Part sun/morning sun with a nice organic soil. Will not tolerate full sun or hot afternoon sun.