Immensely handsome glossy evergreen fern with intricate large leaves Forms a large rosette up to 2 1/2′ wide and just 14″ tall. Small hairs line the stems and give this fern its specific epithet of blepharum – eyelashes. Known as Eyelash fern for this trait. Full shade to part shade in rich, moisture retentive soil. Regular summer water. Mass as a shady ground cover or bed underneath old established shrubs. Year round good looking with no damage from the hardest winters. Easy. High deer resistance.
Family: Dryopteridaceae Genus: Polystichum
Plant type: Fern, Herbaceous perennial
Biomes/Growing conditions: Oregon Coast
Sun exposure: Part Shade, Shade
USDA Hardiness zone: Zn6a -5º to -10ºF
Foliage color: Dark Green
Foliage season: Evergreen