Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'

Soft Shield Fern

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Item #: 7729

Zones: 5a to 7b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Southern Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

This German selection of the semi-evergreen Southern European native soft shield fern is a particularly narrow-leaf form. P. setiferum 'Herrenhausen' makes a 30" wide x 18" tall clump of soft, lacy green foliage. Although they prosper on the west coast, we have not been particularly successful in the Southeast. That being said, we know a few gardeners that have had success, so we keep trying to find the right spot. P. setiferum cultivars prefer slightly moist soils, with a pH near neutral.