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Polystichum setiferum

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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Soft Shield Fern

Long soft fronds often with a distinct angular twist along the stems. Forms a large single clump up to 60cm in height and spread, the fronds remaining evergreen in all the hardest winters. Does well in most conditions if not too dry. Award of Garden Merit.

Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Polystichum setiferum

Common names

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

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Polystichum setiferum | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterMoist

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