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Soft Shield Fern

Polystichum setiferum 'Congestum'

Also known as

Shield fern

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°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