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One of the best of all garden ferns. Glossy fronds, the new furry crosiers "hang" as they open out which is very unusual as most ferns unfurl the other way. Evergreen fronds which always look fresh. Thrives in sun or shade in moist soil types growing up to 45cm in height and 60cm in spread. Award of Garden Merit.
Shield fern, Holly fern
Polystichum polyblepharum (Shield fern). There are about 200 species, Their fronds are either pinnate or simple and ribbon-shaped.
They are fully to frost hardy. They will prefer partial shade with fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Remove faded fronds regularly.
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