The Western Sword Fern is an evergreen fern native to Western North America is often found in the understory moist soils of the coniferous forests. The large dark green fronds of this fern grow to 20-70 inches (50-180 cm) tall and persist for 1.5-2.5 years.

Can be used with great success in the landscape, removing old fronds yearly in the early spring will keep this native fern looking great.