Botanical name: Polystichum setiferum
Other names: Soft shield fern
Species: P. setiferum - P. setiferum is a soft evergreen fern with lance-shaped fronds, and prominent orange-brown scales.
Polystichum setiferum is: Evergreen
Flower: Insignificant or absent in All seasons
Foliage: Dark-green in Summer
Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pruning: Remove dead or damaged fronds.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Spores. REGISTER to read more...
Polystichum setiferum (Soft shield fern) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildflower, Foliage only
Cultivation: Plant in a most cool, moist, lightly shaded site or full sun if given plenty of moisture. Tolerant of dry shade but water regularly in their first season and mulch well.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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Polystichum setiferum (Soft shield fern) has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.
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