This week’s fave: Polystichum setiferum ‘Pumoso multilobum’

Polystichum setiferum ‘Pumoso multilobum’

My favorite of all the ferns, Polystichum setiferum ‘Pumoso multilobum’ swirls in a way that has caused it to be compared to a whirlwind. As it matures, it becomes fluffier. I have two of these, and they anchor the woodland bed.


It’s really hard to capture the dynamic nature of this plant in a photo, but trust me: it has more than a little personality.


I keep stepping back to try to give you an idea of its presence in the woodland. I give up! It simply needs to be seen to be believed. Come on out any time and I will introduce you to this, my favorite plant in the garden this week. Check out Danger Garden for Loree’s fave of the week, and be sure to see the comments for links to others’ choices.

For more information about my personal fave, go to Great Plant Picks.


11 thoughts on “This week’s fave: Polystichum setiferum ‘Pumoso multilobum’

  1. Peter~I think I will have to keep adding more. The whirlwind effect is more pronounced early on, before it begins to “fluff up”.

    Loree~Only too happy to oblige.

    Mark & Gaz~Sounds like you have one (or a few) of these already?


    Angie~Petting allowed.

  2. Christina~Thanks for finding your way to Sprig to Twig and leaving a comment. One of the joys of visiting blogs is getting to enjoy the things we can’t grow ourselves. Your garden is always like a breath of fresh air to me.

  3. Sarah~Like the Christmas fern, it’s a Polystichum, so I guess yes, same family. This one is fluffier, with that swirling business.

    Heather~Be on the lookout…it would be great in your garden.

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