Maidenhair Spleenwort – A compact evergreen fern produces rosettes of black-stemmed maidenhair-like fronds. Often seen growing in rocks and walls. Ideal plant for rockeries, brick and stone walls and softening edges in stepping stones and path edges in shady spots. Prefers semi-shade or sunny sites and neutral to slightly alkaline conditions.
Deer Fern (Hard Fern) Native fern, which establishes well in shady areas in damp, neutral to acidic soil. Will grow in moist sunny sites. Evergreen fern forming neat clumps of long arched comb-like fronds. The tough fronds give the name Hard Fern.
Large deciduous (edible) fern with a thick rhizome that occasionally can form a small trunk. Tall arching attractively bronzed graceful fronds appear in spring. The emerging croziers are collected for food in Japan. Fronds can reach 90cm. Also used as a houseplant through spring and summer for cleaning the air. Known as Osmunda regalis var. [...]