POLYSTICHUM munitum

Western Sword Fern –

0103 Native to woodlands of the Pacific Northwest, this is a large and striking specimen fern, growing best in regions with similar cool summer conditions. Plants form a clump of long, tapering dark-green fronds, with a thick and leathery texture. Great for massing, in the rock garden or containers. One of the largest Polystichums in cultivation. Evergreen. Trim off dead fronds in early spring before new growth begins. May be divided in spring, if desired. Played an important role in the lives of indigenous people medicinally for boils, tonsillitis, sores, as a dandruff cure and for household uses such as lining baking pits and for making mattresses.

Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item. 

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Western Sword Fern

Perennial
6-9


Deep Green
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Yes

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Yes

35-47″
23-47″

Companion Plants
Hosta – The bold leaves of hosta contrast well with the finely cut holly fern foliage. They enjoy the same conditions.
Pearlwort – Irish moss’s mat of tiny leaves and white flowers provides a perfect carpet under holly ferns in shade.
Barrenwort – White, pink, lavender or yellow flowering barrenwort has attractive foliage often rimmed with red. This contrasts well with the taller fronds of holly fern in light shade.

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