Soft Shield Fern

Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosomultilobum' (syn. Plumosum Densum)

Soft Shield Fern  - Polystichum setiferum  'Plumosomultilobum' (syn. Plumosum Densum)

Common Name: Soft Shield Fern
Genus: Polystichum
Species: setiferum
Cultivar: 'Plumosomultilobum' (syn. Plumosum Densum)

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 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

Soft narrow dark green fronds arranged in a distinctive shuttlecock-like shape. This handsome evergreen fern is perfect for a shady border with fertile, humus-rich well-drained soil. Cutting back the foliage in early January allows the surrounding area to be underplanted with snowdrops, winter aconites or wood anemones.

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


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