Soft Shield Fern
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||pol-LIST-ik-um say-TI-fe-rum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, spreading wider.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This is an excellent hardy Fern that takes colder climates by dying back with frost. Plant under trees, in dark corners and shaded alcoves. Also works well in light-challenged atriums and courtyards. As a North American native, it's the perfect easy Fern for woodland and wild gardens.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Dry Shade, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Woodland Garden Plant|
Easily grown in fertile, humusy, well-drained soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish root system. Once established, prefers evenly moist but not soggy soils; tolerates drier conditions. Feed regularly during growing season. Cut back old, faded fronds when new growth begins to emerge in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9