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Soft-shield fern, Shield fern
Polystichum setiferum (Soft-shield fern). This is a large fern which has bright green bipinnate fronds about 1.2m long.
They will prefer partial shade with fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil.
Interest and use
Ground cover, under shrubs
- LightPart shade
- HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
- SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
- Soil pH9.0 to 5.0