Tassel Fern Information: How To Grow A Japanese Tassel Fern Plant

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Tassel Fern Information: How To Grow A Japanese Tassel Fern Plant

By Shelley Pierce Japanese tassel fern plants (Polystichum polyblepharum) lend a touch of elegance to shade or woodland gardens due to their mounds of gracefully arching, glossy, dark-green fronds which grow up to 2 feet (61 cm.) long and 10 inches (25 cm.) wide. When grown en masse, they make an excellent groundcover or are equally stunning when grown individually. Read on to learn more about how to grow a Japanese tassel fern. Japanese Tassel Fern Information Native to Japan and South Korea, Japanese tassel fern plants are a great deer-resistant choice for shady nooks in U.S. hardiness zones 5-8. So why are they referred to as tassel ferns in the garden? Well, when the new bright green, tightly coiled young fronds, or croziers, emerge from the crown of the plant, their tips bend backwards and hang down like a tassel as they unfurl, before eventually straightening themselves out. Japanese

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