Mýrastigi

Polystichum aculeatum

Hard Shield Fern

Dryopteridaceae

Height

10 - 30 cm

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

partial shade - shade

Soil

well drained, humus rich, fertile

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

limited experience

Plant range

Europe

Polystichum is a large genus of around 500 species in the family Dryopteridaceae. It has a global distribution, with most diversity in E-Asia. One species is native to Iceland.

Compact fern with stiff, glossy fronds. Limited experience.

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