Christmas Fern - 3.5 inch Pots (Minimum Quantity: 25 Plants)

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Christmas Fern inspired botanist Willard Nelson Clute (1769-1850) to observe, "To the hunter, the trapper and the rambler in the winter woods, the Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) is a familiar species. ...in the snowbound season, the cheerful, fresh-looking fronds are sure to attract the eye." This lovely native fern certainly deserves a place in your shade garden.

Name(s): Polystichum acrosticoides, Nephrodium acrostichoides, Christmas Fern, Dagger Fern, Polystic Faux-acrostiche.

Flower Color: None.

Bloom Time: Not applicable.

Foliage: Evergreen, dark green.

Height/Spread: 12 inches to 24 inches x 18 inches to 24 inches.

Climate Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Sun Exposure: Partial shade to full shade.

Soil Condition: Slightly moist, humus, pH 5.6 to 7.5

Features: Drought tolerant, deer resistant, evergreen foliage.

Uses: Naturalizing, woodland gardens, native fern collections, shade gardens, cutting gardens.

Comments: This native, evergreen beauty brightens the winter landscape with its glossy deep green fronds. For generations it was gathered in winter to decorate the home for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Christmas fern performs well in USDA zones 3 to 9. Though it prefers slightly moist soil, it is somewhat drought tolerant.

We can not ship this item to Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. 

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