Polystichum 'Rotundatum Cristatum'Polystichum 'Rotundatum Cristatum'

Polystichum ‘Rotundatum Cristatum’


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Dense, upright growth that stays compact, with magnificent ram’s head cresting. This small evergreen has an attractive, congested and layered appearance. It grows well even in dry shade and lime soils (once established).

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 24″ / –“
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
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SKU: POSROTCRI Categories: ,
Common Name Ram's Head Soft Shield Fern
Family Dryopteridaceae
Genus Polystichum
species setiferum
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Evergreen
US Patent # --
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Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Upright, Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 24" / --"
Finish Time Slow (8-10 Weeks)
Bloom Time --
Growth Rate Slow
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season --
Flower Color --
Leaf Color Green
Soil Humus rich, fertile, moist, well-drained.
pH 6.5 - 7.5
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Special Uses --
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Keep moist.
Water (Garden) Keep moist until established. Once established will tolerate dry shade.
How Different? Magnificent ram's head cresting.
Landscape Value Adds elegance to the shade garden 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 'Rotundatum Cristatum' - Product Profile
Polystichum 'Rotundatum Cristatum' - Growing Recipe

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