Soft Shield Fern
Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosum Bevis'

Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Polystichum (pol-IS-tick-um) (Info)
Species: setiferum (set-EE-fer-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Plumosum Bevis
Additional cultivar information:(aka Pulcherrimum Bevis)

Category:

Ferns

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From spores

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Akron, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 7, 2012, slcochran from Akron, OH wrote:

This has been a particularly successful and beautiful fern. The dark, glossy fronds stay intact throughout winter in NE Ohio, though pretty well spent by spring and have to be cut off. It's strongly upright and holds its own with a large hosta nearby.