Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosum Densum'

Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosum Densum'

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Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosum Densum'

Common name

Soft shield fern

What you get

You will receive a fully rooted 1ltr pot.


Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosum Densum' is a pretty form of setiferum that has light green fronds with lacey edges which gives the fern a very delicate look. This is a much easier form of the plumose group to grow, it is best in shade-semi shade and moist soil. It will grow to 45cm in height.


Europe including the UK

Planting and care

Ferns generally prefer shade and moist soil, especially in the hottest parts of the day. Most shady garden borders or woodland areas are perfect. If the area you are planting on is dry, or you are planting in summer make sure they are well watered until they are established. You should not need to feed your ferns in the garden, but a good mulch will help greatly.


Ferns will grow on most soils as long as your soil is not at the extreme ends of the pH scale (on chalk). Adding organic matter to your soil will help retain moisture in a sandy soil or open up the structure of a clay soil to stop water logging. Adding a good mulch will also help keep down weeds. 


Great plants for the shady garden border, woodland planting, creating a fernery or as pot plants for a shady spot.