Polystichum setiferum 'PROLIFERUM'

Polystichum setiferum
Polystichum setiferum 'PROLIFERUM'
soft shield fern
SIZE/TYPE low perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.4-0.6m
USUAL WIDTH 0.4-0.6m
LEAVES semi-deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES varigated:green a light green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION semi-shade to shade
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Ferns
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Soft shield fern is what you probably imagine when the word “fern” comes up in conversation. It has the typical fern appearance with strong, semi-erect fronds. They are double-pinnate, bearing small, toothed leaflets along the midribs. They remain nice and evergreen down to about -15°C and only then start fading away and the plant makes new ones in spring.

Proliferum is a variety with vigorous growth, and profusion of distinctly cut leaflets that fill up the fronds completely for a lush, rich effect. It needs light shade or shade, preferably acid, moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. If you live in zones 5 and 6 we suggest removing all foliage after winter to encourage new growths. Hardy to about -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update: 18-01-2013
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