A picture of a Mossy soft-shield fern

Mossy soft-shield fern

Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosomultichum'

Also known as

Shield fern

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

90cm

1m

Min

70cm

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    Mossy soft-shield fern Overview

    This is a large fern which has bright green bipinnate fronds about 1.2m long.

    How to propagate Mossy soft-shield fern

    Spores

    You can propagate by sowing spores.

    Division

    Division of the rhizomes.

    Rhizomes

    Other uses of Mossy soft-shield fern

    Ground cover, under shrubs