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Soft-shield fern

Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosodivisilobum'

Also known as

Shield fern

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

90cm

1m

Min

70cm

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    Soft-shield fern Overview

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

    How to propagate Soft-shield fern

    Spores

    You can propagate by sowing spores.

    Division

    Division of the rhizomes.

    Rhizomes

    Other uses of Soft-shield fern

    Ground cover, under shrubs