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Polystichum - Shield Ferns

A large genus of gorgeous and obliging ferns, evergreen and many happy in dry shade.
Polystichum acrostichoides

Polystichum acrostichoides

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

The North American Christmas fern has long evergreen dark green cut fronds, good for cutting at Christmas time. Easy in woodsy type conditions. Evergreen.

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Polystichum aculeatum AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

Native hard shield fern with glossy stiff leathery fronds. Tolerant of most soils and happy with some chalk in the soil. Evergreen.

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Polystichum braunii

Polystichum braunii

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

Highly divided glossy fronds. A lovely elegant polystichum. Evergreen.

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Polystichum neolabatum

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

A super evergreen fern with glossy fronds and an upright habit. An elegant fern. From Asia and would need some moisture during the growing season.
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Polystichum makinoi

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

Handsome and neat 60cm or so across. Bipinnate, shiny, glossy, deep green fronds. Evergreen, from Asia so not for very dry shade but tolerant once established.

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Polystichum munitum AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 75cm plus (32in plus)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

The American sword fern. Well known and long cultivated in this country. Easy and very effective. Evergreen.

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Polystichum polyblepharum AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

From Korea and Japan, glossy fine cut fronds to 60cm across. Evergreen. One of the finest of the good hardy evergreen ferns.

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Polystichum setiferum AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

All the setiferum forms will take quite dry shade or sun with a bit more water. Easy, adaptable and evergreen.

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Polystichum setiferum 'Congestum'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

Dwarf variety, congested spiralling fronds with overlapping pinnae. Evergreen.

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Polystichum setiferum 'Dahlem'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

Evergreen. A coarser fronded variety, a good doer, fairly upright, very dry shade tolerant.

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Polystichum setiferum 'Divisilobum' AGM

Polystichum setiferum 'Divisilobum' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

Fronds divided usually quadri-pinnate, an elegant fern. This is a bulbil forming variety of ‘Divisilobum’.

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Polystichum setiferum 'Divisilobum Wollaston'

Polystichum setiferum 'Divisilobum Wollaston'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

Long and lacy fronds on this fine form. Evergreen. Good in dry shade.

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Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

A fine divisilobum form of the soft shield fern. A beautiful, elegant form of this easy very tolerant fern even of dry soils. Makes a very good subject for a container.

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Polystichum setiferum 'Plumoso-multilobum' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

syn Polystichum setiferum 'Plumoso-Densum' A fine medium growing form, with divided pinnae on overlapping pinnules. Very architectual in growth. One of the most popular. More for the shade garden rather than the wild garden.

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Polystichum setiferum 'Proliferum'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

Evergreen. A flat growing form of our native soft shield fern with young plants along the stem.

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Polystichum setiferum 'Pulcherrimum Bevis' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 100cm plus (36 ins)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

Classic cultivar only possible to propagate by division. 1 litre plants available this year.
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Polystichum tsussimense AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

This neat and low growing pale green Oriental fern has holly like tips and a mass of silvery white scales which gives it a striking silvery appearance in the cool dark, shady conditions it loves. Evergreen.

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Polystichum xiphophyllum

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 75cm plus (32in plus)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

The Asian silver sabre fern. Long glossy fronds with a silver cast. Not for dry shade but lovely for a north wall.
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