Polystichum acrostichoides is one of Pam's Faves this season...this is what she has to say:
I like to keep things simple in the garden and I also enjoy being rewarded with fabulous-looking perennial plants. Christmas Fern remains evergreen throughout the seasons and always looks attractive. It’s easy to grow in well drained soils and hardy to zone 3.
This evergreen fern has lovely stocking-shaped fronds, hence its common name, Christmas fern!
This fern is best grown in organically rich, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in partial to full shade. Consider planting rhizome at an angle to help combat potential crown rot problems which can occur in poorly drained soils. Although rhizomatous, this fern will not spread or naturalize, however clumps will increase in size over time.