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Polystichum setiferum ‘Herrenhausen’
Polystichum setiferum ‘Herrenhausen’
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Polystichum setiferum ‘Herrenhausen’

Herrenhausen Shield Fern

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 9.050.270

This German fern selection forms a low mound of fine-textured feathery fronds, almost with the appearance of curly parsley. It performs best in soils that remain evenly moist, and slightly on the acidic side. Fronds remain evergreen in mild winter regions. Attractive in a shady rock garden, along the edge of a border or in containers. Remove any brown fronds in spring. Clumps may be carefully divided in spring every 4 to 5 years, if desired. An organic mulch around the plants will help to conserve moisture in summer. May well prove hardy in Zone 5 or colder, with reliable winter snowcover.

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Polystichum setiferum ‘Herrenhausen’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate