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Polystichum polyblepharum - 9cm Plant



Catalogue Code: 5130-1445

Support British Grown RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Known as ‘Japanese Lace Fern’, this evergreen produces clumps of feathery bipinnate fronds that emerge yellowish green and erect, covered in slender golden scales, before turning glossy dark green and adopting a more spreading habit. Polystichum polyblepharum has a height and spread of 0.5 to 1m. It thrives in moist soils in partial or full shade. Holds the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Key Features

  • Perfect for pots and containers
  • Hardy perennial
  • Disease resistant
  • Bolt resistant
  • Prefers part shade
  • Prefers shade

Pack Contents: 9cm Potted Plant

Size: Fully established spread: 60cm

Height: Fully established: 75cm


  • Attractive feathery fronds that start yellowish-green and turn a glossy green as they mature
  • Holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Grows in full or partial shade
  • Fully established spread: 0.5 – 1m
  • Needs moist soils

The beautiful fronds of Japanese Lace Fern emerge yellowish-green with slender golden scales and an erect habit before turning a darker glossy green and spreading as they mature. This evergreen fern enjoys a shady spot. It can also be grown in pots. Team it with other shade lovers, such as hostas. Cut back any dead fronds in winter to encourage new ones to appear. Holder of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

How you will receive your ferns:

Selected by our team of experts and sent from our nursery, you will receive your fern in a pot, ready to plant out.

Can’t plant straight away?

Keep your fern in partial shade and keep the soil moist.

Planting tips and hints:

Planting in the ground: You can plant your fern at any time, as long as the ground is not frozen. Dig a hole the same size as the pot it comes in, water well and place the fern in the hole with the top of its compost level with the surface of the soil. Allow a metre between this plant and others as it will cover more ground as it grows. Water well.

Planting in containers: Fill container with good quality, moisture-retentive but free-draining compost. Make a hole that’s the same size of the pot the fern comes in, water it well and place the fern within the hole. Water again to ensure the compost is moist.

Aftercare: Cut back any dead fronds to encourage new growth. Split ferns that grow too large in spring, before new fronds unfurl.

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