Here’s a sizable fern that grows well in USDA Zone 5 – 9.
With fronds that grow 3 feet tall by 3 feet wide, the Tassel fern can be grown as an accent plant, or with a community of woodland and shade plant allies.
As you can see from the photo, Tassel fern, has shiny dark green fronds (leaves) that are covered in fine hairs. In the spring, new fronds unfurl, which are more of a golden color.
This plant has a tropical look and feel to it and is easy to grow under the right conditions.
Best Growing Conditions Include:
- Growing in moist and fertile soil
- Part sun to shade
Polystichum pilyblepharum is native to South Korea and Japan.
p.s.If you think this is a good fit for you garden, I’ve include my Amazon link for the Tassel Fern. These are hardy ferns that grow best in moist, shady locations with soil high in organic matter. Their varied forms, sizes, and textures add interest to the garden.