Polystichum munitum

  • Polystichum munitum  western sword fern
western sword fern

Evergreen fern to 2 feet round in the sun, 3 feet in shade; it can even be grown in deep shade. Low or no water once established although it can also handle regular garden watering. Very deer resistant, hardy. Good under native oaks, with rhododendrons. Bay Area native.