1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides

Called Christmas fern because it stays green right through the holidays. A robust, leathery fern with glossy green fronds growing in clusters 1-2 feet high. The silvery fiddleheads emerge in early spring. Christmas fern is easy to establish where conditions are right. It requires cool, moist, well-drained soil in shade. In the right spot, it can be a good, evergreen border or accent plant. Though often used as a groundcover, it is a clumping fern rather than a carpet the way some ferns do.