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Polystichum - Christmas Fern (part shade to shade)acrostichoides: 12-18", One of the most attractive evergreen ferns, Christmas fern was given its common name because its foliage is still green at Christmastime. It is an attractive plant and its fronds have the classic "fern" shape. It has medium-to-deep-green fronds. Newer fronds are bright green that eventually change to deep green as they mature. The fronds have a glossy sheen and a thick, leathery appearance and feel. The center stalk of each fern is brownish green and has a scaly coating. The fronds stand upright in the center of the clump, but tend to bend outward around the outer edges of the clump. Each frond is wider in the middle than at either end. The fronds grow 12 to 18 inches tall. Christmas fern reproduces by spores. These spores are carried in rows on the undersides of its fronds. Christmas fern is a small- to medium-sized plant. It forms a tidy clump about a foot wide or so. It combines nicely with other shade-loving plants and it's very easy to grow. All it needs is a shady spot in the garden. A live plant - $15 each or 3 for $42.75 - You save $2.25!

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Other perennial companions to Christmas fern:


Christmas rose


Maidenhair fern


Astilbe 'Ostrich Plume'

Supplies to use with Christmas fern:

Mud gloves

Electra plant food

Planting trowel


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