Polystichum setiferum Herrenhausen


Polystichum setiferum Herrenhausen, Soft shield fern. A low maintenance evergreen fern with soft spreading dark green fronds up to 120cm long arranged in shuttlecocks. This medium-sized fern is perfect for providing all year foliage interest for a mixed border. Most effective planted alongside other shade-loving perennials with contrasting leaf shapes. Height 50cm.



Plant in moist fertile soil. Full or Partial shade, hardy.


General Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.