Soft Shield Fern

Polystichum setiferum (divisilobum group) 'Herrenhausen'

Soft Shield Fern - Polystichum setiferum (divisilobum group)  'Herrenhausen'

Common Name: Soft Shield Fern
Genus: Polystichum
Species: setiferum (divisilobum group)
Cultivar: 'Herrenhausen'

Category: Ferns
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shade or Deep shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

One of the loveliest varieties of our native evergreen fern, this has filigree-fine fronds that form a lacy rosette. It is ideal at the front of a shady border where its elegance can be appreciated or in a woodland setting among contrasting ferns and foliage plants. Either cut back the old foliage in early January to allow space for spring bulbs or leave in place until April when the new fronds appear.

Garden Care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole.Remove dead foliage in spring.


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