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Soft Shield Fern

Polystichum setiferum

Also known as

English Hedge Fern, Hedge Fern, Soft-shield fern, Shield fern

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    This plant has no fragrance

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    Soft Shield Fern Overview

    Tufted evergreen fern that can grow to a height of 120cm. It has rosettes of soft textured foliage that have orange brown scales.

    Common problems with Soft Shield Fern

    Generally pest & disease free when grown outdoors

      How to harvest Soft Shield Fern

      Generally not harvested.

      How to propagate Soft Shield Fern

      Spores

      Division

      Divide in spring.

      Rhizomes

      Other uses of Soft Shield Fern

      Ground cover, under shrubs