Christmas Fern (Polystichum arcostichoides) is a hardy evergreen fern that will become a friendly companion to your other native shade-lovers.
Very similar to the Marginal Wood Fern, this easy-to-maintain fern can also tolerate drier soils than most other ferns. The Christmas Fern has impressive silver-colored fiddleheads in early spring and does not only offer protection to local wildlife but is also a food source for some animals like ruffed grouse. Plant in slightly acidic soil rich in organic matter. Add only a thin layer of mulch to avoid crown rot. Ensure enough watering is provided during the hot summer months.
*Please note that for shipping reasons, ferns must be purchased in groups of four. If you would prefer an assortment of four different fern species, these are available under the plant pack section.