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Plant Guide

Polystichum setuosum

Common Name
Japanese Lace Fern
CA Native
Non-native
Plant Type
Fern
Size
2' -3' x 3 '
Flower Color
Bloom Time
Leaves
Dark Green, Finely Cut
Evergreen
Evergreen
Deer Resistant
Seldom Damaged
Wildlife Value
Growth Rate
Moderate
Hardiness
Hardy
Adverse Growth Factors
None
Special Features
  • Low Maintenance
Water Use
  • Moderate
Soil pH
6.5-7.5 (neutral)
Exposure
  • Shade
Soil Type
Loam
Drainage
Good Drainage
Description and Cultural Plant Tips

P. setuosum has finely cut dark green fronds that give it a lacy look. Great for shaded perennial gardens, shady, rock gardens & containers.

Plant rootball slightly above soil grade in loamy,  rich soil enhanced with compost. Mulch around plant to ensure consistant soil moisture. This fern needs shade & regular summer water.

No significant pests or diseases.

 

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