Northern Maidenhair – Delicate, 20-40cm fronds with black stems, spread out into a fan-like circle. Hardy and easy to grow in moist, cool free draining environments in reasonable shade. Deciduous.
Himalayan Maidenhair – Hardy deciduous fern, almost evergreen in mild areas, forming a mat of fronds up to 25cm. Moist, cool sites with plenty of shade.
Hart’s Tongue Fern Compact, evergreen fern with narrow leathery green fronds growing to 45cm. Clumps in rosette of arching fronds with ruffled edges. Native origin. Humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil, in semi-shade. Tolerant of dry shade once established, so water regularly during the first season and mulch well.
Crested Hart’s Tongue Smaller evergreen fern with fronds growing to 30cm. Narrow leathery bright green fronds, with distinctive tufts at the top. Native form. Humous-rich moisture retentive soil in partial shade. Site in part to dappled sun in fertile, moisture retaining soil. Prefers a little lime, which can be achieved by adding limestone stones at [...]
Undulated Hart’s Tongue Native form which forms small clumped rosettes of narrow wavy evergreen fronds, to 25cm height. Humous-rich soil, well drained but moist with reasonably neutral pH. Semi-shaded aspect.
Easily recognizable lady fern with fan-shaped pinnae. Originating in Ireland in 1857. forms a medium-sized clump with leaves congested into bead-like balls along the stems. Open and delicate in effect. Plants prefer a woodland setting, but will tolerate sun if given enough moisture. An easy fern, with a non-spreading habit.
Hardy and reliable herbaceous fern, which makes an ideal specimen plant. Distinctive red stems on delicate looking lime green fronds. A real favourite with us. Easy to grow in good quality, moist well-drained soil. Best colours seen in semi-shaded site. medium to wet, well-drained soil.
Victoria Lady Fern – Originates from Scotland in 1861. Very narrow pinnae on long fronds with drooping tassels of split tips. The deciduous fronds reach 30-60cm and will tolerate conditions from full light to deep shade.
Deep burgundy coloured fronds. Grows to around 45cm tall and will clump slowly. Moist free draining soil. Better colours in reasonable levels of shade but will tolerate sun if it does not dry out.
Japanese painted fern with dark shaded fronds topped with silvery pewter colours. Height to 45cm and will clump slowly. Grows best in full to moderate shade. Hardy.
Japanese Painted Fern Hardy deciduous fern with arching, red veined 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.
Japanese Painted Fern. Fronds with dark green background and silvery white foreground patterning. Grows to 45cm tall and will clump slowly. Grows best in moderate to deep shade in moist free-draining soil. Hardy.