So do I go with wrong Polystichum? HELP!
So I frequent a local GH and asked owner if I could order a "Christmas Fern" (Polystichum acrostichoides). She looks in her ordering book and says yes.
I went on vacation, come back, kinda fuzzy (jet lag n all), and go to pick up my fern. She points to where they are. I grab one. It says "Polystichum polyblepharum". She says it's a Christmas Fern even though I questioned the pickyness of the hairs or whatnot on it. And it said "Japanese Tassel Fern" on it. But she stated how attractive it was and that YES it was a Christmas fern (pointing at the "polystichum" part of the name on the tag.).
So now I'm home, almost a day later, and I feel like a complete dummy. I've already had some issues with her and sick heucheras (which were refunded) but OMG... what can I do and tactfully so as not to piss off my only local resource for plants?
So is 'P. acrostichoides' easier in my zone than 'P. polyblepharum'? I wanted a hardy, evergreen fern with at least a 2-3 ft height and same spread. What do you think?
Thanks so much! I feel duped and like a dummy!