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.
From western and central Europe. Grows to 2 1/2 ft. high and wide. The stems are clothed with dark gre...
This group of sterile hybrids between parents L. angustifolia and L. latifolia is di...
Native from British Columbia to Northern California, mostly west of the Cascades. Grows to 2 ft. tall ...