Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosomultilobum'
soft shield fern (syn. Plumosum Densum)
More of a plant sculpture with beautiful multifaceted leaves consisting of hundreds of tiny leaflets that give this fern fluid two-dimensional movement
- Position: full or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Soft, narrow, dark green fronds arranged in a distinctive shuttlecock-like shape. This handsome evergreen fern is perfect for a shady border with fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Cutting back the foliage in early January allows the surrounding area to be underplanted with snowdrops, winter aconites or wood anemones.
- Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole.