Christmas fern got its name because it stays green right through the holiday season!
Polystichum acrostichoides (christmas fern) are easy to establish if the conditions are right. They thrive in cool, well drained soil in shade.Typically they grow in a fountain-like clump up to 2 inches tall and feature leathery, lance-shaped, evergreen fronds.
|Botanical Name||Polystichum acrostichoides|
|Common Name||Christmas fern|
|USDA Zone||3 thru 9|
|Light Requirement||Part Shade to Full Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||all seasons|
|Height and Spread||1-2ft x 1-2ft (30-60cm x 30-60cm)|
|Attracts Wildlife||Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores|
|Additional Information||Native to Chicago Region.|
|Location in Lurie Garden||North Dark Plate, Southeast Dark Plate|