Soft Shield Fern
Hardy, symmetrical, easy-to-grow plants with evergreen fronds, except in the case of P. braunii. Among the most useful and widely planted ferns; combine well with other plants. Do best in rich, well-drained soil. Use in shady beds, along house walls, and in mixed woodland plantings.Polystichum setiferum
Native to southern Europe. Many forms, varying from 2–4 1/2 ft. tall and wide. Finely cut fronds give effect of green lace.
Many forms are sold, varying from 2–4 1/2 ft. tall and wide. ‘Congestum Cristatum’ is a 6–12-in.-tall dwarf with upright gray-green fronds. Divisilobum group features named varieties with a particularly lacy appearance. Plantlets form on midribs of older fronds on several types of soft shield fern; these can be detached and planted.
Shade-tolerant semievergreen native shrub from Europe and western Asia. Grows to 3 ft. tall and wide, ...
Native to north Asia. Upright, pyramidal growth to 40 to 50 ft. tall, 30 to 40 ft. wide. Bright green,...
From China and Japan. This running bamboo grows to 3 ft. tall and spreads rapidly. Leaves are broad, 2...