Scientific Name: Polystichum setiferum
Common Name: hedge fern
Family Name: Dryopteridaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Fern, Semi-evergreen
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Mounded, Vase
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Summer interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Fern-like, Basal, Soft flexible, Bipinnate, Lanceolate, Serrate
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Fronds bi-pinnate, 30-120cm long, pinnae ovate, margins serrate to spiny, rachis covered in hairy, brown scales.