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Polystichum setiferum


Soft Shield Fern

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 9.050.240


One of the most common European ferns, this forms a medium-sized clump of very soft-textured fronds, dark green in colour with a glossy finish. Plants perform best in soils that remain evenly moist, and slightly on the acidic side. Remains evergreen in mild winter regions. Attractive as a specimen, massed, or in containers. Easy.

Further details for
Polystichum setiferum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
Height
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
Spread
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Polystichum setiferum


Soft Shield Fern

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 9.050.240


One of the most common European ferns, this forms a medium-sized clump of very soft-textured fronds, dark green in colour with a glossy finish. Plants perform best in soils that remain evenly moist, and slightly on the acidic side. Remains evergreen in mild winter regions. Attractive as a specimen, massed, or in containers. Easy.

Further details for
Polystichum setiferum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
Height
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
Spread
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.