Botanical Name: Polystichum proliferum
Common Name: Mother Shield-fern
Type: Fern 0.25 to 1.5 m x 1 to 1.5 m
- Tufted fern with long arching fronds.
- Thick rhizome becoming trunk like in older plants.
- Bipinnate bright green fronds become darker with age.
- Fronds develop bulbils near the tips, which may be propagated.
- Can form a spreading colony.
- An excellent and hardy fern for the garden.
- Semi-shade to full shade
- Moist soil, tolerating dryness once established.