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Polystichum setiferum

Soft Shield fern

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The Soft Shield fern is probably what people would imagine when asked to 'think of a fern' - it has soft green lush foliage, doubly pinnate and luxuriant with soft scales at the base of the leaf stalks. It would appear to be extremely variable and was once one of the stars of the Victorian fern collecting fashion with over 300 different cultivars selected during the heyday of collecting. These days the count is somewhat lower, with many being lost or seen though different eyes to be the same plants, but all are worth growing.

Polystichum setiferum Identification Sheet

Europe including the British Isles
Common name(s)
Soft Shield fern
Polystichum angulare
Part shade, moist, well-drained soil
Eventual height
Eventual spread
Fully hardy
Skill level

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Polystichum setiferum

Again another first class plant from the Palm Centre, always well packaged and delivered on time. Many thanks.

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