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A picture of a Soft Shield Fern

Soft Shield Fern

Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

90cm

50cm

Min

70cm

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    Soft Shield Fern Overview

    This elegant German fern has neatly toothed darker green fronds which unfurl in Spring and provide structural interest throughout most of the year.

    How to propagate Soft Shield Fern

    Spores

    You can propagate by sowing spores.

    Division

    Division of the rhizomes.

    Rhizomes

    Other uses of Soft Shield Fern

    Ground cover, under shrubs