Interrupted Fern So named because the fertile segments of the fruiting fronds are carried in between lengths of barren frond rib. Deciduous fern with fronds growing to 150cm in mature plants. Neutral to acid rich soil in sheltered shade or semi-shade.
Cinnamon Fern – Large deciduous edible fern with a thick rhizome that occasionally can form a small trunk. Tall arching graceful fronds appear in spring. The emerging croziers are collected for food. Later in the season the spore bearing fronds appear, covered in cinnamon coloured spores. Fronds can reach 100cm.
Royal Fern – Forms a clump of tall, arching fronds of bright green divided leaves. New growth is purplish in colour and the stems remain red-shaded. Spores carried on separate fronds. Ideal for moist to wet soil and will tolerate full sun in cooler situations. Deciduous, the fronds can grow to 150cm.
Flat blooming, cherry blossom petalled thrum. Evenly coloured deep magenta pink flowers with white splash centres. The Pago Pago Group seedling strain was introduced by Barnhaven Primula Nursery. The form in our collection is a particularly good example of the strain and is propagated through division.
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.
Tough evergreen shade loving plant able to withstand dry conditions. Golden yellow flowers produced freely in spring.
Epimedium x acuminatum – New evergreen hybrid rich purple flowers with white tipped spurs. H30cm. Humus rich shade. Introduced by Wendy Perry. syn. “Emperor”
American hybrid with pink and red flowers over mottled young leaves. H to 45cm. Humus rich light shade
Pink nodding backswept flowers in spring. Evergreen foliage. Humus rich shade