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Plants Used in the Governor's Landscape

Check out these nine plant varieties used in the Georgia governor's mansion project -- and the planting information for each zone.

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Christmas Fern(4 of 9)

Polystichum acrostichoides

  • Evergreen, clumping fern with a coarse texture

  • Plant in moist to dry organic soil

  • Plant in partial to full shade

  • Height: 24-36 inches

  • Width: to 24 inches

Hardy in USDA zones : (3) 4-9

  • Zone 3: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years; avoid contact with salt; may be marginally hardy in this zone.

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years; avoid contact with salt.

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years; avoid contact with salt.

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years.

  • Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years.

  • Zone 8: Plant in spring or fall; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years.

  • Zone 9: Plant in spring or fall; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years.

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