Christmas fern

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
Family Dryopteridaceae
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)
Flower Color Non-Flowering
Attracts Wildlife Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Native to Chicago Region.
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate, Southeast Dark Plate