Polystichum setiferum Divisilobum Group
Soft shield fern
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
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.