Fluffy appearance adds unusual textural contrast to perennial beds and borders. Long, plume-like stems hold soft, needle-like leaves. Develops red berries in fall. An excellent choice for hanging baskets and containers. Evergreen.
Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Seacoast Exposure. The Pony Tail Fern's stems, with their many soft, needle-like leaves, point upwards in thick, hair-like branches. Truly a unique plant to be used sparingly in a garden. Whimsical in a hanging basket or border. In a perennial border, could be planted behind flowering groundcover. Non-hardy.
Plant in a mixed border or container with delicate, cold tender perennials like Gardenia, Fumewort, and Anemone, or contrast the unique foliage shape and size with the flat, colorful foliage of Coral Bells, Foamy Bells and Elephant Ears.
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.