Polystichum setiferumPolystichum setiferumPolystichum setiferum

Soft-shield fern - Polystichum setiferum

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Native ferns always put on a much better show. This Soft Shield Fern is evergreen and the dark green fronds appear upright before falling into their position. New growth appears early Spring and old growth can be removed at this time. Height 1.2m. Great for full or partial shade.
Genus: Polystichum
Species: setiferum
Plant type: fern
Life cycle: semi-evergreen
Hardiness: Fully hardy: the plant can tolerate temperatures down to about -15C or 5F.
Leaf colour when growing: dark green
Leaf shape: lance-shaped ovate
Leaf arrangement: bipinnate
Approx leaf length (cm): 100
Can be grown from: division or spores
Soil conditions: humus-rich fertile well drained soil.
Water needs: Moist conditions
Light requirements: Partial sun
Cultivation methods: They will prefer partial shade with fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. You can propagate by sowing spores or by division of the rhizomes.
Interest and use: Ground cover, under shrubs
Awards: RHS Garden Merit
Min height (m): 1
Max height (m): 1
Min spread (m): 0.7
Max spread (m): 0.9
Min pH: 9.0 Alkaline
Max pH: 5.0 Acid
Spring colour: dark green
Summer colour: dark green
Autumn colour: dark green
Winter colour: dark green
Min growing temp (C): 8
Max growing temp (C): 30
Min optimum temp (C): 14
Growth rate: slow
Growth habit: terrestrial clumps
Climatic zone: 7
Origin: Europe
Blooming time start: Mid spring
Blooming time end: Mid autumn