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Polystichum setiferum /Soft Shield Fern

Polystichum setiferum  / Polystichum setiferum
A young plant in early spring just a shadow of what it will be as it matures to a height and spread of more than 3 feet
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A young plant in early spring just a shadow of what it will be as it matures to a height and spread of more than 3 feet

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Scientific Name: Polystichum setiferum
Common Name: Soft Shield Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Soft textured dark green foliage which remains evergreen where the winters are mild. Has a number of uses in rock gardens borders, in containers, as a specimen and as ground cover. Resistant to both deer and rabbits.