Polystichum Proliferum


Soft Sheild Fern. An attractive fern with shuttlecocks of soft, dark green fronds. Max Height 1.2m. Max Spread 90cm. Shaded site. Hardy.



Plant in moist soil in a shaded site. Hardy. Protect crowns from winter wet.


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.