Polystichum setiferum
Soft Shield Fern
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ex 2L pots
Availability: In stock
£9.99
Quick Overview
  • Elegant finely-cut fronds
  • Soft textured foliage
  • Semi-evergreen
  • Fully hardy
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Native to the UK and parts of Europe, Polystichum setiferum, the Soft Shield Fern is one of the loveliest of all the small ferns. Its luxuriant green and finely-cut bipinnate fronds are extremely soft-textured and pleasing to the touch. It is this combination of lush greeness, its elegant and finely-toothed serrations and its pleasingly tactile nature that make the Soft Shield Fern such a winningly desirable and very beautiful plant. It somehow manages to achieve the seemingly impossible paradox of being graceful and showy yet in a subtle and charmingly understated way.

Semi-evergreen, the fronds persist into January and sometimes February before the new fronds emerge in April. lt thrives in shady moist conditions in a free-draining, organically-rich, neutral or acid soil.


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Order Polypodiales
Family Dryopteridaceae
Synonyms Polystichum aculeatum, Polystichum aculeatum subsp. angulare, Polystichum angulare, Aspidium aculeatum, Aspidium angulare, Dryopteris aculeata, Dryopteris setifera
Geographical Origin Europe, Ireland and the UK
Cultivation Damp shade or partial shade. Neutral or slightly acid soil with plenty of leaf mold and humus
Eventual Height 90 cm
Eventual Spread 75 cm
Hardiness Fully hardy
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  1. Fab
    Bought 3 of these and all very good quality and equal in size. Some new fronds formed and ready to unravel soon.

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Soft Shield Fern
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