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.
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.
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 [...]
Sea Pen Evergreen mat-forming, with dark green fronds to 15cm. Good for moist neutral to acidic soil, in in partial or full shade, but will grow in full sun in damp soil.
Western Sword Fern Hardy evergreen fern forming a large clump of erect, narrowly lance-shaped, dark green fronds to 90cm. Can grow in damp or dry soils when established.
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.
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.