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.
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.
Soft-Shield Fern Hardy semi-evergreen fern with tall, upright, narrow fronds up to 90cm. Forms rosettes of soft dissected fronds. Moist soil in partial shade, or partially sunny site.
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.
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.
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.
Soft Shield Fern Compact evergreen fern growing to 60cm. Triangular fronds with overlapping pinnae. Moist, but well drained soil in partial shade, but will grow in full sun once established.