Polystichum munitum

Western Sword Fern

Planted frequently in the cooler places in the western United States, these are some of the most garden-worthy Ferns available. Easy to grow, they blend well with other plants, providing a neat, symmetrical background of foliage. Found from the tropics to alpine climate, some of these water lovers grow tall, others are wide and low-growing. Hardy varieties are excellent in shady borders or rock gardens mixed with other plants. With humidity, tender varieties will grow indoors. Sold in containers in the house plant or fern section of nurseries.
Polystichum munitum, Western Sword Fern
This medium-sized fern grows well in moist to seasonally dry shady areas. Does best in rich, organic soils. Use as ground cover under trees and in mixed shady borders. Prune off dead or damaged fronds.

Attributes - Polystichum munitum

Plant Type: Fern, Ground Cover

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 3 ft. to 6 ft.

Width: 6 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Scales.

Related Plants

Polystichum acrostichoides, Polystichum polyblepharum, Polystichum setiferum
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