Polystichum polyblepharum

Plants are supplied in standard nursery pots.

Polystichum polyblepharum

Tassel Fern, Bristle Fern

Polystichum polyblepharum is one of the choicest of garden ferns, having interest at most stages of the year

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Polystichum polyblepharum is one of the choicest of garden ferns, having interest at most stages of the year. Newly emerging croziers are covered in scales and, as they develop, the tips fold backwards to make the 'tassels' of the Tassel Fern. As the fronds age they turn a glossy deep green and are beautifully presented in a slightly recurved rosette, like a soft light-reflecting mirror in a shady spot. Given a deep, rich and moist soil this can grow to enormous proportions - exceptionally to 120cm. New growth is early so protect from late frosts.

Polystichum polyblepharum Identification Sheet

Origin
Japan, China and Korea
Genus
Polystichum
Species / Cultivar
polyblepharum
Common name(s)
Tassel Fern, Bristle Fern
Situation
Part shade, moist well-drained soil
Eventual height
90cm
Eventual spread
60cm
Hardiness
Fully hardy
Skill level
Easy
Frequently asked questions about ground ferns

What is an evergreen fern?

Evergreen plants are species of plants that are adapted to keep their foliage all year round. They are ideal to provide year-round interest, as opposed to deciduous plants what lose their leaves in winter. 

Can you keep ferns in a pot?

Ferns can grow in pots without any problem. They will grow in most places where other plants will fail to thrive. Their fibrous root system will expand quite fast in rich, well drained soil with an abundance of organic matter. 

Can I keep an outdoor fern indoors?

Ground ferns can be kept indoors also. They can be kept indoors over the winter, provided you mist them every other day to prevent the tips from getting brown.

Are coffee grounds good for ferns?

Coffee grounds are in general very acidic. You can apply once a year, in spring, coffee grounds to the ferns to acidify the soil, however you should stay away from doing this too often as high acidity in the soil may inhibit growth. 

Can I use Epsom salts on my ferns?

Epsom salts are made from a compound called magnesium sulphate. Magnesium is an essential component of the chlorophyll in the leaves. Plants in pots can benefit from extra magnesium, as many of the nutrients get washed away by rain and watering.

Use two teaspoons for every 5 litres of water and apply once a month in the growing season. This will help the leaves have a rich, deep dark green colour. 

Outdoor plants pot sizes
Outdoor plants pot sizes

With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.

Plants measurements
Plant measurements

For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.

All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.

Plant warranties
WARRANTIES

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery information
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed. Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

Please make sure you leave delivery instructions, at checkout, in case you won't be at home when the courier delivers.

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Good sized plants in perfect condition. Far better value in terms of plant size and quality than any other nursery I've ordered from in the past. The packaging was very effective and mostly cardboard, so very little plastic waste. I couldn't be happier!
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Was very keen to see the plant and was not disappointed. Arrived and left in a safe place and it was well packed. I have no doubt my client will be very happy! Thanks!
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