Japanese Painted Fern Hardy deciduous fern with arching, metallic silver-green fronds up to 45cm. Colour develops over the first few years. Makes good colourful ground-cover in shady sites in moist free-draining soil.
Sea Pen Evergreen mat-forming, with dark green fronds to 15cm. Good for moist neutral to acidic soil, in in partial or full shade, but will grow in full sun in damp soil.
Broad Buckler Fern Hardy semi-evergreen with toothed and crispy fronds growing in bushy clumps to 60cm tall. Easy in good garden soils in full or partial shade.
Red Shield Fern Hardy semi-evergreen fern with copper coloured new fronds emerging in spring and through the growing season. Fronds grow in tight clumps and turn a shiny dark green and grow to 75cm. Shade or semi-shade in good quality garden soil.
Crested Male Fern Hardy and compact growing, with lime green fronds emerging in early spring. Fronds very curly and resemble parsley. Grows in clumps, preferring damp shade in neutral to acid soil.
Free-flowering herbaceous form with sulpher yellow flowers over bronzed foliage in early spring. Plant in light shade, away from summer drought and winter waterlogging, but water in well in its first year.
Good sized flowers with long, yellow tipped sepals and dark to pale reddish pink colouring. Attractive foliage through the year. Raised by Desirable Plants. Sister to Epimedium “King Prawn”
Epimedium grandiflorum f koreanum “La Rochaille” – Taller epimedium form. Pale lemon flowers, with white inner sepals on red stems.
Epimedium acuminatum “Night Mistress” – Introduced by Darrell Probst in 2004. Originating from wild collecting in 2000 near Nanchuan in China’s Chongqing municipality. Long arching flower spikes in early spring with large dark purple flowers and white backing sepals. H&S to 50cm.
Recent introduction from the national collection holder and becoming available around 2015. Medium sized evergreen hybrid. Later flowering, with long flowering season into autumn. Orange shaded yellow petals.