Polystichum setiferum

Soft Shield Fern


Evergreen Fern

A delicate and frothy fern that looks great for months on end. Easy care; but it does look best if previous year's fronds are removed as the new ones unfurl at the base in spring.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average

Description

Size: 18 - 30 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Airy / Frothy

Features: Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deep Shade
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest
Collections: Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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