Polystichum setiferum Divisilobum Group

Soft shield fern

Fern Facts


Hardiness (USDA zones): 5-9

Size: 1' - 2'

Size (cm): 30cm-61cm

Height and Spread: Medium - 1' to 3' in height or spread in 5 years

Origin: Europe


This fern can produce bulbils along its stem, an alternative to spore reproduction.  With finely dissected fronds held horizontally, it can become a wide plant over time.  Soft to the touch with silver scales, grow it in moist and well-draining soil, in part to full shade.  

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