Polystichum 'Rotundatum Cristatum'Polystichum 'Rotundatum Cristatum'

Polystichum ‘Rotundatum Cristatum’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


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
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Flower Color --
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Growth Habit Upright, Clumping
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9
How Different? Magnificent ram's head cresting.
Landscape Value Adds elegance to the shade garden or container.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 24" / --"
Soil (Garden) Humus rich, fertile, moist, well-drained.
Water (Garden) Keep moist until established. Once established will tolerate dry shade.
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Comments Does not like humidity. We recommend transplanting to a 4" pot from a plug, not a larger size container.
Water (Greenhouse) Keep moist or dry slightly.
pH 6.5 – 7.5
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Finish Time to 4″ 10 – 12 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
Polystichum 'Rotundatum Cristatum' - Product Profile
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