This evergreen fern is common throughout the Pacific Northwest. It grows well in shady areas of gardens and landscapes. Being an evergreen, it can provide interest to a landscape yearround. It is also a low maintenence plant that is fairly adaptable once it has been established.
Western Sword Fern
Western Sword Fern - Polystichum munitum
Size: 2-4' in height, 2-5' in width
Growing Conditions: Prefers partial to full shade, moist well drained soil.
Features: Low maintenence, adaptable, works well as a large groundcover, drought tolerant once established, deer resistant.
Natural Habitat: Native to North America and is common in forests and wetlands from California to Alaska.
Companion Plants: Goatsbeard, Vine Maple, Pacific Trillium, Coral bells, Bleeding heart.