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Sword Fern

Polystichum munitum


See description and details below.


Good for shady flower beds, along shaded house foundations, mixed into the understory in woodlots.  Growth rate depends on soil and water.

Additional information


Mature plant height

1-4 feet

Growth rate

Fast to moderate

Shade tolerance

Soil type

Prefers moist to wet soils

Seedling size

3-5 fronds