Polystichum setiferumRef.: POLYS 003
Origin : mainly western Europe, along the Atlantic coast of France.
Family : Dryopteridaceae.
Soft shield fern.
This sturdy fern is erect, then more arching in late summer. The fronds are finely cut ; the laminae is light green, matt, tender textured; The stipe and the young croziers are cloaked with golden scales. Plant in a group or singly, in cool woods, banks, shady screes, in acidic to very chalky soils, even dry, in shade or light shade. Evergreen and easy to grow. Height : 1m. Hardiness : -25°C.
- Foliage : evergreen
- Height : over 90cm
- Soil type : alkaline, any
- Site : cool to moist woods, forest edge, dry to cool woods, mixed borders
- Exposure : shade, half shade
- Shape : upright, flared
- Rhizome : erect
- Hardiness : down to -25°C (-13°F)