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Polystichum ‘Herrenhausen’
(Herrenhausen Fern)


Item release date 20 June 2024.
£20.00 £16.00
£12.00 £9.60
100cm x 100cm
Partial Shade, Shade
Easy Care
Fully Hardy

Polystichum ‘Herrenhausen’ is beloved on our nursery for its graceful, evergreen fronds that create a lush, green carpet in shaded areas. This hardy fern thrives in woodland gardens, shaded borders, and under trees, bringing textural interest and greenery to your garden. It pairs beautifully with Hostas and Hellebores. Easy to care for and resilient, ‘Herrenhausen’ is an excellent choice for adding year-round interest.

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Behold Polystichum Herrenhausen, the 'Herrenhausen Fern' – a powerful textural presence in your garden that exudes timeless elegance. With its lush green fronds and stately demeanour, it reigns supreme over your outdoor haven, ruling the garden with regal beauty from even the shadiest spaces. 'Herrenhausen' is an evergreen fern however new foliage uncurls in Spring to show long divided fronds year after year. The 'Herrenhausen Fern' boasts pinnately divided fronds in neat shuttlecock-like rosettes that are nature's own tapestries, reaching stately heights. Its rich, deep green foliage is consistently in vogue, much like a monarch who never goes out of style. 'Harrenhausen' thrives in various garden settings, from woodlands to shaded corners, much like a ruler who effortlessly governs diverse territories. It remains unflinching in the face of temperature fluctuations and fleeting garden trends. We highly recommend using 'Harrenhausen' to provide excellent ground cover in flower borders and beds and suits City Garden designs, Courtyard Garden designs, Cottage Gardens along with Informal Gardens. Caring for the 'Herrenhausen Fern' is as effortless as paying homage to royalty. Plant it in well-drained soil with partial to full shade, emulating its woodland preference. This low-maintenance fern doesn't demand much attention, leaving you to admire the regal beauty it imparts to your garden.

Planting Conditions

The ideal planting conditions for Polystichum Herrenhausen, the 'Herrenhausen Fern,' include well-drained soil and partial to full shade, emulating its woodland habitat. This adaptable fern thrives in a variety of garden settings, from woodlands to shaded corners. Its preference for consistent moisture and organic-rich soil make it a superb choice for shaded or woodland gardens. Plant it at a depth that matches the existing soil level in the container, keeping the crown level with the ground. Adequate spacing, about 18 to 24 inches (45-60 cm) apart, allows optimal growth and a lush appearance. These planting conditions create the perfect environment for the 'Herrenhausen Fern' to reign in your garden.

Watering & Feeding

Caring for Polystichum Herrenhausen, the 'Herrenhausen Fern,' involves consistent watering to maintain moisture levels, mirroring its woodland habitat. Water the fern regularly to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged, especially during dry spells. Fertilisation isn't a high priority; this fern generally draws its required nutrients from the garden soil. However, an occasional application of a balanced, slow-release fertiliser during the growing season can provide a gentle boost. This fern's low-maintenance nature ensures that watering and feeding are not overly demanding, allowing it to retain its regal appearance in your garden with minimal effort.

General Care

General care for Polystichum Herrenhausen, the 'Herrenhausen Fern,' entails vigilance for potential pests like slugs, which can affect ferns. Regularly inspect the fronds, removing damaged ones in late Winter or early Spring to maintain a neat and attractive appearance. This low-maintenance fern is naturally resilient to many diseases, but keeping it tidy aids in preventing potential issues. Plant it in well-drained soil with partial to full shade, mimicking its woodland preference. The 'Herrenhausen Fern' offers enduring elegance with minimal effort.