Sword Fern Plant Care: How To Grow Sword Ferns

While they are most commonly found growing in moist, wooded areas, sword ferns are quickly becoming popular in the home garden as well. These interesting plants are easy to grow with sword fern care being just as simple. All About Sword Ferns The sword fern (Polystichum munitum) plant is a lush, evergreen groundcover known for its bright green, sword-shaped fronds. You’ll find the young fronds, or fiddleheads, appearing in early spring from their underground rhizomes with most plants eventually reaching 4 to 6 feet (1-2 m.) long. In addition to spreading through rhizomes, sword ferns will also reproduce via spores that are found along the backside of the fronds. These spores appear as brown spots, which are clustered together in groups. How to Grow Sword Ferns Learning how to grow sword ferns will be easier if you know how you want to use them in the landscape. Although most people … Continue reading Sword Fern Plant Care: How To Grow Sword Ferns