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. Please contact our sales department for more information at 800-215-9450.

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
Bloom Time(s):

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SKU: POLPM Categories: ,
Common Name Plumed Soft Shield Fern
Family Dryopteridaceae
Genus Polystichum
species setiferum
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Evergreen
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 16" / 16" / --"
Finish Time Slow (8-10 Weeks)
Bloom Time --
Growth Rate Slow
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season --
Flower Color --
Leaf Color Green
Soil Fertile, humus rich, well drained.
pH 5.8 - 6.8
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Special Uses --
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Keep moist, or dry slightly.
Water (Garden) Keep moist.
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.
Finish Time to 4" 10 - 12 weeks
Comments Does not like humidity. We recommend transplanting to a 4" pot from a plug, not a larger size container.
Grower Notes --
Polystichum 'Plumosomultilobum' - Product Profile
Polystichum 'Plumosomultilobum' - Growing Recipe

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Polystichum 'Plumosomultilobum'