Another Perfect Plant: Polystichum polyblepharum
Polystichum polyblepharum (Japanese Tassel Fern) is an evergreen fern native to Japan. Staying smaller than some of its counterparts, P. polyblepharum eventually grows to about 2’ wide with more spreading than upright habitat and can grow in dense shade, though prefers a dappled shade location.
Ferns of all shapes and sizes have long been popular garden plants and can add a different texture and leaf form to the garden. Ferns are not classified as flowering plants as they produce spores, rather than seeds, and require moisture to facilitate reproduction. The procedure is not complicated, but does require time and fairly sterile conditions in order for the first stage to grow properly. Advances in technology are making tissue culture fern propagation viable and practical.