Polystichum setiferum
  • Polystichum setiferum
  • Polystichum setiferum

Polystichum setiferum

£9.95

(Soft Shield Fern) A handsome native of the UK, Polystichum setiferum is a large, evergreen or semi-evergreen fern with long, soft, dark green, neatly toothed fronds once established.

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A handsome native of the UK, Polystichum setiferum is a large, evergreen or semi-evergreen fern with long, soft, dark green, neatly toothed fronds once established. Excellent for woodland planting,

Polystichum setiferum is ideal for a garden position in light dappled or heavy shade. It can also be grown very successfully in a container, provided it is in a shady position.


  • Position: Light, dappled or heavy shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Polystichum setiferum grows to be a medium sized, clump forming fern.
    • Height: up to 90 - 100 cm (3 ft)
    • Spread: up to 100 - 120 cm (3 - 4 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Shade
Mature Size
Herbaceous - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline
Special Features
To grow in a pot

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