Polystichum 'Plumosomultilobum'Polystichum 'Plumosomultilobum'

Polystichum ‘Plumosomultilobum’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


Originally found in 1878, this Soft Shield Fern has stood the test of time. With evergreen, light green, multi-lobed fronds and a mossy texture it will form its characteristic dense sculptured look in any well drained soil. It grows well even in dry shade (once established) and lime soils.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 16″ / 16″ / –“
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
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SKU: POLPM Categories: ,
Common Name Plumed Soft Shield Fern
Family Dryopteridaceae
Genus Polystichum
species setiferum
Plant Type Perennial
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Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9
How Different? Bears fronds that are 4-pinnate at the base, with segments narrowed toward the frond tips: lower pinnae after overlap. A dense sculptured look.
Landscape Value Dry shade, shade, woodland or container.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 16" / 16" / --"
Soil (Garden) Fertile, humus rich, well drained.
Water (Garden) Keep moist.
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Comments Does not like humidity. We recommend transplanting to a 4" pot from a plug, not a larger size container.
Water (Greenhouse) Keep moist or dry slightly.
pH 5.8 – 6.8
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Finish Time to 4″ 10 – 12 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
Polystichum 'Plumosomultilobum' - Product Profile
Polystichum 'Plumosomultilobum' - Growing Recipe

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Polystichum 'Plumosomultilobum'