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.
Soft Shield Fern Compact semi-evergreen fern with slightly arching upright pale green fronds to 90cm. Hardy fern for shade or semi-shade and moist soil.
Deer Fern (Hard Fern) Native fern, which establishes well in shady areas in damp, neutral to acidic soil. Evergreen fern forming neat clumps of long arched comb-like fronds. The tough fronds give the name Hard Fern.
Eared Lady Fern Very attractive hardy herbaceous painted fern. Forms a clump of arching pale green fronds with dark red stems up to 80cm, which looks particularly stunning as the fronds first emerge. Moist free-draining humous rich soil in semi-shade.
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.
Alpine Wood Fern Hardy semi-evergreen fern, with tufts of erect, narrow fronds up to 150cm. Frond ribs covered in yellow hairs when young, which turn black with age, giving this fern its distinctive look. Good quality moist garden soil in shade and away from heat in summer.
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 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 [...]
Oriental Ostrich Fern Deciduous fern with large open fronds up to 100cm and distinctive fruiting fronds in late spring. Grow in a sheltered position in cool moist soil. Spreads slowly.